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COHASSET 




TOWN REPORT 
2000 



ANNUAL REPORT 

of the 

BOARD OF SELECTMEN 
of the FINANCIAL AFFAIRS 

of the 
TOWN OF COHASSET 

Reports of the School Committee 

and the 
Reports of Other Town Officers 




FOR THE YEAR ENDING 



DECEMBER 31, 2000 



Town of Coh asset 

Incorporated 1770 

Population January 2000 - 7,823 

President of the United States of America 
George W. Bush 

Governor of Massachusetts 
Argeo Paul Celluci 

Massachusetts Senators 

Edward M. Kennedy 

John F. Kerry 

Tenth Congressional District 
Representative William D. Delahunt 



Norfolk and Plymouth Senatorial District 
Senator Robert L. Hedlund 



Third Plymouth Representational District 
Representative Garrett Bradley 



Annual Town Meeting 
Last Saturday in March 



Election of Officers 
Within 35 days of the Annual Town Meeting 



IN MEMORIAM 

Henry Brennock - December 31, 1999 

School Custodian 

Robert L. Julian - February 18, 2000 

School Facilities Committee 

Lydia B. Ericsson - February 23, 2000 

School Teacher 

John Pfaffmann - March 4, 2000 

Cox Estate Planning Committee 
Harbor Committee 

Clark Chatterton - July 6, 2000 

Athletic Director 

Milliken Field Committee 

Drug & Alcohol Committee 

Town History Committee 

Allen F. DeVito - September 5, 2000 

School Facilities Committee 

Catherine W. Mulcahy - October 9, 2000 

School Teacher 

Virginia Anderson - November 2, 2000 

Council on Elder Affairs 

Grace A. Donohue - November 26, 2000 

Fence Viewer 

Jean F. Higgins - December 24, 2000 

School Secretary 

Election Worker 

Seasonal Town Hall Employee 

Mary L. Horrigan - December 27, 2000 

Council on Elder Affairs 



ELECTED OFFICIALS - TOWN OF COHASSET 

SELECTMEN - 3 YEAR TERM TERM EXPIRES 

Merle S. Brown 2001 

Thomas J. Callahan 2001 

Roseanne M. McMorhs 2002 

Frederick Koed 2002 

Michael H. Sullivan 2003 

MODERATOR - 3 YEAR TERM 

George L. Marlette, III 2002 

TOWN CLERK - 3 YEAR TERM 

Marion L. Douglas 2002 

SCHOOL COMMITTEE - 3 YEAR TERM 

Mark G. DeGiacomo 2001 

Patricia C. Martin 2001 

Stephanie B. Noble 2002 

Richard Flynn 2003 

Chartis Tebbetts 2003 

TRUSTEES PAUL PRATT MEMORIAL LIBRARY - 3 YEAR TERM 

June S. Hubbard 2001 

Sarah R. Pease 2001 

Barbara M. Power 2001 

Sheila S. Evans 2002 

Roger L. Lowe 2002 

Roger S. Whitley 2002 

Agnes Mcann 2003 

Carol A. Riley 2003 

Patience G. Towie 2003 

ASSESSORS - 3 YEAR TERM 

Elsa Miller ^ 2001 

William B. Smith 2002 

Michael C. Patrolia 2003 



BOARD OF HEALTH - 3 YEAR TERM TERM EXPIRES 

Stephen N. Bobo 2001 

Robin M. Lawrence 2002 

Peggy S. Chapman 2000 

COHASSET HOUSING AUTHORITY - 5 YEAR TERM 

John D. Muncey 2001 

Ralph Peroncello 2002 

Richard J. Silvia 2003 

Ann Barrett 2004 

Joanne Young 2005 

PLANNING BOARD - 5 YEAR TERM 

TerryJ. Atherton 2001 

Alfred S. Moore, Jr. 2002 

Robert H. Sturdy 2003 

William J. Good 2004 

Christopher Ford 2005 

RECREATION COMMISSION - 5 YEAR TERM 

Thomas Wigmore * 2001 

Lillian Murray Curley 2002 

David R. Marks 2002 

Mary K. Muncey 2002 

Richard Barrow 2003 

Anthony J. Carbone 2004 

Wallace StJohn 2005 

SEWER COMMISSIONERS - 3 YEAR TERM 

Henry A. Rattenbury 2001 

Raymond Kasperowicz 2002 

R. Gary Vanderweil, Jr. 2003 

WATER COMMISSIONERS - 3 YEAR TERM 

Robert E. Kassameyer 2001 

Glenn A. Pratt 2001 

John K. McNabb, Jr. 2003 



TOWN OFFICERS APPOINTED BY THE BOARD OF SELECTMEN 

Town Manager/Chief Procurement Officer Term Expires 

Mark W. Haddad 2002 

Town Counsel 

Paul R. DeRensis 2001 

TOWN OFFICERS APPOINTED BY TOWN MANAGER 

ADA Co-coordinator Term Expires 

Robert M. Egan 2001 

Director of Finance/ Town Accountant 

J. Michael Buckley, Jr. 2003 

Treasurer- Collector 

Joseph A. DiVito, Jr. 2002 

Chief of Police 

Brian W. Noonan 2001 

Sergeants of Police Under Civil Service 

Robert W. Jackson 
David J. Pomarico 
John 0. Conte 
David C. Cogill 

Patrolmen Under Civil Service 

Lawrence D. Ainslie 
Thomas O. DaSilva 
Frederick H. Grassie 
Garrett A. Hunt 
Paul J. Laugelle 
Gregory J. Lennon 
Lisa M. Matos 
Shellee L. Peters 
William P. Quigley 
John H. Small 
Christy J. Tarantino 
Jeffrey R. Treanor 
Richard Yocum 

Lockup Keepers 

Brian W. Noonan 

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Robert W. Jackson 
Animal Control Officers 

Paul W. Murphy 



Term Expires 

2001 



D.P.W. Superintendent 

Harold W. Litchfield 



2002 



Director of Civil Defense and Emergency Preparedness 

Arthur H. Lehr, Jr. 



2001 



Fire Chief 

Roger W. Lincoln 



2002 



Hazardous Waste Coordinator 

Roger W. Lincoln 



2002 



Fire Department Under Civil Service 




James Lee Gurry 


Captain/EMT 


James P. Runey 


Captain 


Robert D. Silvia 


Captain/EMT 


Mark H. Trask 


Captain 


Paul T. Bilodeau 


Firefighter/EMT 


James F. Curley 


Firefighter/EMT 


John J. Dockray 


Firefighter/EMT 


Thomas P. Finegan 


Firefighter/EMT 


James E. Fiori 


Firefighter 


John M. Hernan 


Firefighter/EMT 


William T. Litchfield 


Firefighter 


Frances X. Mahoney, Jr. 


Firefighter/EMT 


Matthew B. Marr 


Firefighter/EMT 


Laura 0. Morrison 


Firefighter/Paramedic 


Robert F. Protulis 


Firefighter/EMT 


William J. Protulis 


Firefighter 


Randall W. Rosano 


Firefighter 


Edward J. Struzik 


Firefighter 


Eric Wenzlow 


Firefighter/EMT 


Hugh Devlin 


Firefighter/Paramedic 


Charles Hatch 


Firefighter/Paramedic 


Randy Belanger 


Firefighter/Paramedic 


Richard Covino 


Firefighter/Paramedic 


Forest Warden 




Roger W. Lincoln 




Building Inspector/Zoning Officer 




Robert M. Egan 


2001 



Plumbing and Gas Inspector Term Expires 

Williams Higgins 

Sealer of Weights and Measures 

Robert M. Egan 2001 

Town Planner 

Elizabeth Harrington 2001 

Keeper of Town Clock 

Noel A. Ripley 2001 

Measures of Wood and Bark 

Lot E. Bates, Jr. 2001 

Director of Veterans' Affairs and Burial Agent 

Noel A. Ripley 2001 

Constable 

Maria A. Plante 2003 

Inspector of Public Buildings 

Robert M. Egan 2001 

Fence Viewers 

Grace A. Donohue 2001 

Kearin A. Dunn 2001 

Glenn A. Pratt 2001 

Harbor Master 

John H. Winters III 

Assistant Harbor Masters 

Clifford J. Dickson 2001 

Thomas W. Wigmore 2001 

Robert D. Baggs 2001 

Christy J. Tarantino 2001 

Robert A. Johnson 2001 

Lorren S. Gibbons 2001 

William Kelly ^ 2001 

Shellfish Constables 

Thomas A. Wigmore 2002 

Rocco R. Laugelle 2003 

Clifford J. Dickson 2003 

John H. Winters III, Harbor Master, Deputy 

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Robert D. Baggs, Asst. Harbor Master, Deputy 

Town Archivist Term Expires 

David H. Wadsworth 2001 

BOARDS, COMIVIISSIONS, COIVIIVIITTEES AND REPRESENTATIVES 
APPOINTED BY THE BOARD OF SELECTMEN 

Advisory Board on County Expenditures 

Merle S. Brown 2001 

Arts Lottery Council 

Shirley T. Tewksbury 2001 

Florence A. Jerome 2001 

Mary A. Foley 2001 

Diane M. Kennedy 2001 

Michael R. Westcott 2002 

David T. Lehr 2002 

Suzanne S. Terry 2002 

Celine Eymer 2002 

Doug Eymer 2002 

Laurel Martinez 2002 

Call Firefighters Committee 

Bruce W. Pratt 
Robert D. Silvia 
Ian R. Fitzpatrick 
Eric A. Washak 
John J. Bellafontaine 

Cemetery Study Committee 

Joseph L. Jerz 
Joseph M. Curley 
Glenn A. Pratt 
James Gilman 

Civilian Dispatch Committee 

Brian W. Noonan - Police Chief 
Roger W. Lincoln - Fire Chief 
Mark W. Haddad - Town Manager 

Cohasset Common Historic District Commission 

Marion Atkinson 2001 

Mary C. Hartshorne (Historical Society) 2001 

Garry W. Gardner (Architect) 2001 

Don A. Adkins (Alternate) 2001 

Marjorie Hovorka (Historical Society) 2001 

Richard E. Horn (District resident), Chairman 2003 

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Cohasset Common Historic District Commission Term Expires 
(continued) 

David Buick (District resident) 2003 

Gail Parks (Alternate - District resident) 2003 

Mary Jane Larson (District resident) 2003 

Jacqueline B. Clark (licensed realtor) 2003 

Conservation Commission 

Jannes G. Dedes, Chairman 2003 

Veneta P. Roebuck 2001 

Edward S. Graham, Jr. 2001 

Valerie J. Semensi 2002 

Deborah S. Cook 2002 

Virginia Brophy 2003 

Susan G. Cope 2003 

Commission on Disabilities 

Lance Norris 2003 

Four (4) Vacancies 

Drug and Alcohol Committee 

Rev. E. Clifford Cutler, Chairman 2003 

Laura C. Macione 2002 

Nancy B. Hertig 2003 

Jody Butman 2003 

Derry Schwantner 2003 

Lisa M. Matos (Police rep.) 

Kathryn F. Trefry, TCP 

Sally Sisson, P.S.O. 

Vickie Neaves, P.S.O. 

Chartis Tebbetts, School Committee 

Pat Martin, School Committee 

Sandra Pimental, Community Outreach Program 

T. David Raftey, D.A.'s Office 

MBTA Mitigation Committee 

Thomas Gruber, Chairman 
James G. Dedes 
Marty Corry 
Peter Guild 
Roger W. Lincoln 
John Conte 



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Elder Affairs, Council on Term Expires 

Rev. Gary A. Ritts, Chairman 2003 

Anna A. Abbruzzese, Vice Chairman 2001 

John W. Coe 2002 

Roger L. Plante 2002 

Mary E. Londergan 2002 

Margaret R. Charles 2002 

Katherine B. Becker 2003 

Joseph D. Buckley, Treasurer 2003 
Mary H. Ahearn, SSES 
Nancy Barrett, Housing 

Government Island Advisory Committee 

Hamilton T. Tewksbury, Chairman 2001 

Richard P. Barrow 2001 

Robert M. Davenport 2002 

Noel A. Ripley 2003 

Constance M. Afshar 2003 

Peter G. Whitman 2003 
John H. Winters III, Harbor Master 

Hagerty Property Committee 

James Russell Bonetti, Chairman 
Hamilton T. Tewksbury, Secretary 
Veneta P. Roebuck, Vice Chairman 
Richard P. Barrow 
Paul L. Pattison 
Joseph A. Migliaccio 
One (1) Vacancy 

Harbor Committee 

Peter J. Wood (Citlzen-at-Large) 2001 

John W. Brister (Yacht Club) 2001 

Laurence J. Mitchell (Sailing Club) 2002 

Scott A. T. Herzog (Commercial Fisherman) 2002 

Mary E. Muncey (Recreation Commission) 2002 

John F. Bertolami, Chairman (Independent) 2003 

Gail Parks (Citizen-at-Large) 2003 

Lorren S. Gibbons (Commercial Fisherman) 2003 
John H. Winters (Harbor Master ) 



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Historical Commission Term Expires 

Noel A. Ripley. Chairman 2001 

David H. Wadsworth 2000 

Rebecca Bates-McArthur 2000 

Hamilton T. Tewksbury 2001 

Nelson C. Pratt, Jr. 2002 

John Connell 2003 

Mark St. Onge 2003 
One (1) Vacancy 

MBTA Representative 

Louis F. Eaton, Jr. 2001 

Memorial Overseers Committee 

Merle S. Brown (Selectmen) 

Noel A. Ripley (Veteran's Agent) 

Robert D. Silvia (Cohasset Military Memorial, Inc.) 

Metropolitan Area Planning Council Representative 

Patricia M. Keville 2001 

Police/Fire Station Study Committee 

Brian W. Noonan, Chief of Police 
Roger W. Lincoln, Fire Chief 
Virginia Ann Brophy 
George L. McGoldrick 
Jean Najjar 

Recycling Committee 

Arthur L. Lehr, Jr., Chaimaan 

Merle S. Brown 

Alix P. White 

David Bigley 

John K. McNabb, Jr. 

F. Allen MacDonald 

Jean M. White 

Carol L. Martin 

Sharyn Studley 

Registrars of Voters 

Marion L. Douglas, Town Clerk 

Margaret Charles 2001 

Edythe Ford 2002 

Judith P. Volungis 2003 



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Senior Housing Committee Term Expires 

Joseph D. Buckley 
Margaret R. Charles 
Jane L. Marsh 
Dorothy A. Keville 
Nancy Barrett 
Roger L. Plante 
Roseanne M. McMorris 
James Lagroteria 
Wayne Sawchuck 
Freda A. Zotos 

South Shore Recycling Co-operative 

John K. McNabb, Jr. 
Merle S. Brown 

South Shore Regional School 
District Representative 

David M. Kneeland 2002 

Town History Committee 

Wigmore A. Pierson, Chairman 

Mary M. Hochkeppel 

Ernest J. Grassey 

Louis F. Eaton 

Julia H. Gleason 

James W. Hamilton 

Louis 8. Harvey 

Hubert P. Vanderlugt 

Jacqueline M. Dormitzer 

Harold E. Coughlin 

Ten (10) Vacancies 

Water Resources Protection Committee 

John McNabb, Jr., Chairman 
James C. Kinch 
Stephen Bobo 
John Chapman 
Three ( 3 ) vacancies 

Wompatuck State Park Advisory Council Representatives 

Donald B. Kennedy 
Laurence J. Mitchell 



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Youth Resources Committee Term Expires 

John M. Worley, Chairman 
Elizabeth M. Bates 
Anthony E. Bramblett 
Matthew Ogrodnik 
Michael McMillen 
Jennifer M. Lagrotteria 
Anthony J. Carbone 

Zoning Board of Appeals 

S. Woodworth Chittick, Chairman, Associate 2002 

Jane O. Goedecke, Associate 2001 

Barbara M. Power, Alternate 2001 

Lisa H. Dick, Alternate 2001 

J. Anson Whealler 2001 

Benjamin H. Lacy 2003 



BOARDS, COMMITTEES, COMMISSIONS, REPRESENTATIVES 
APPOINTED BY AUTHORITIES OTHER THAN BOARD OF SELECTMEN 



Advisory Committee Term Expires 

Richard J. Avery, Chairman 2002 

Gait Grant 2001 

Maureen Jerz 2001 

Susan M. Turgiss 2001 

Bill Foley 2002 

Susan Kent 2002 

Alexander C. Koines 2003 

Deborah A. Shadd 2003 
One (1) Vacancy 

Bylaw Committee 

W. Roger Nast 
Louis F. Eaton, Jr. 
Jacqueline M. Dormitzer 
Marlon L. Douglas, Town Clerk 
Paul L. DeRensIs, Town Counsel 

Capital Budget Committee 

Mark A. Baker, Chairman 
Samuel C. Pease 
Stacey V. Weaver 



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Design Review Board Term Expires 

Maxwell R. Pounder 

Kathleen R. Fox 

Robert C. Hunter 

Josiah Stevenson 

Robert A. Stansell 

Petrina Garbarini 

Robert M. Egan, Building Inspector 

Committee to Survey Structure and Functions of Town Government 

William Lean, Jr. 
Paul M. Donovan 
Seven (7) Vacancies 

IVIosquito Control Committee 

Appointed by Board of Health 
Carolyn Brennan, Chairman 
Robert A. Thorndike, Vice Chairman 
Leighton F. Peck, Jr., Secretary 
William J. Mara 
Michael J. Pieroni 



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GENERAL GOVERNMENT 



TOWN ARCHIVIST 

During the year 2000 the Town's Permanent Public Records continued to be 
stored in the Archive vaults located at Town Hall. Under the Public Records 
Laws of the Commonwealth, as defined In Massachusetts General Laws, 
governmental records mandated as being permanent records must be 
properly stored In fireproof and controlled environment vaults located at the 
site of the offices generating them. Cohasset's permanent records are stored 
in the vaults at Town Hall. These vaults serve the offices, departments and 
committees located at Town Hall, and permanent records generated by them 
are placed within the vaults on a regular basis. Records are shelved in 
accordance with accepted archive standards; by provenance, or office 
generating the record. A complete list of inventory of records stored in the 
archive vault is maintained and is updated whenever records are added to 
the vault. Permanent Public Records are available for public viewing as 
provided for in the Commonwealth's Public Records Law. 

Cohasset's modern public records vaults were constructed as part of the new 
wing added to Town Hall. They are fireproof and have the mandatory 
environmental controls. The continued adding of office records, however, has 
caused shelf space to be in short supply, and a time can be envisioned when 
the Town will need to address the question of adding to its Public Records 
storage vaults at Town Hall. 



Respectfully submitted, 

David H. Wadsworth 
Town Archivist 



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REPORT OF THE BOARD OF REGISTRARS 



The Board of Registrars reappointed Margaret Charles as the Chairwoman. 
The Board of Selectmen appointed Judith Volungis for a three-year term. 

The following elections and town meetings were held: 

Presidential Primary, March 7, 2000 
Annual Town Meeting, March 25, 2000 
Annual Town Election, April 8, 2000 
State Primary, September 1 9, 2000 
Special Town Meeting, October 23, 2000 
State Election, November 7, 2000 
Special Town Meeting, November 13, 2000 

The Annual Listing of Persons seventeen years of age and older as per 
General Laws, Chapter 51 , Section 4 was conducted by mail during January. 
Voter registration may be done at the Town Hall during regular business 
hours. Also, registration forms are available from the Post Office, Paul Pratt 
Memorial Library, Registry of Motor Vehicles, and various state agencies. To 
register to vote you must be eighteen years of age on or before Election Day, 
born in the United States or be a naturalized citizen. At this time we have a 
total of 5464 active voters. Voters may enroll in one of three political parties. 
Democrat; Republican; Libertarian or in one of twelve political designations. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Margaret Charles, Chairwoman 
Marion Douglas, Clerk 



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REPORT OF THE BOARD OF SELECTMEN 
YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2000 



Calendar Year 2000 was a very exciting time for the Town of 
Cohasset and the Board of Selectmen. Not only was 2000 the start of a new 
century, but the Town experienced several changes that will set the tone for 
the next one hundred years. As always, it was the goal of the Board of 
Selectmen to deliver the best services possible to the residents of Cohasset, 
while keeping a watchful eye on the tax dollars. 

Due to the planning of the Board of Selectmen, as well as our many 
department heads, the so-called Y2K crisis did not impact the Town of 
Cohasset in the least. Thanks to outstanding strategic planning, the Town 
was prepared for any situation that may have arrived. The transition into 
2000 went off without a hitch. 

The Annual Town Meeting in March, 2000, provided the residents in 
Town with many initiatives that would improve the delivery of services. 
Specifically, the Town Meeting provided full funding for four new 
firefighter/paramedics that allowed the Town to provide advance life support 
to its residents. In addition, new positions were added to the DPW to improve 
customer service at the RTF and the Planning Board with the creation of a 
part-time Town Planner. Elizabeth Harrington of Hingham was hired to fill the 
position of Town Planner and she has been a welcomed addition to the staff. 
Two of the major goals of the Board of Selectmen are to develop a Master 
Plan for the Town, as well as provide housing for our senior citizens. 
Elizabeth has worked extremely hard on these areas and it is the intent of the 
Board of Selectmen to bring concrete proposals before the Town Meeting 
over the next couple of years that address these two very important issues. 

Town Meeting also provided funding for a $41.8 million renovation to 
our Middle/High School and Deer Hill Elementary School. The Board of 
Selectmen, along with Town Manager Mark Haddad, have worked extremely 
closely with the School Committee and the School Building Committee to 
bring forward a plan that will serve our children well over the next fifty years. 

In an effort to work with the State Government on the many issues 
that impact the Town of Cohasset, the Board of Selectmen joined the 
Suburban Coalition. This Coalition, made up of over 100 communities in the 

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Commonwealth, lobbies state govemment to provide additional assistance to 
the cities and towns of Massachusetts in many areas from Special Education 
funding to Chapter 90 Road Improvement funding. The Board of Selectmen 
will continue this partnership with our fellow cities and towns as we continue 
to Improve on the delivery of services to our residents. 

The April Town Election brought about a change on the Board of 
Selectmen. Selectman Diane Sullivan decided not to seek another term on 
the Board and retired. Diane was a hardworking selectman and the Board 
wishes her well in the future. Michael Sullivan returned to the Board after a 
two year hiatus. The Board welcomes Michael back for another term and 
looks forward to working with him on all the important Issues that the Board 
will face in the coming years. 

The Town of Cohasset also faced its own version of the Big Dig in 
2000. Several major construction projects took place that will have a positive 
impact on the Town for years to come. Both the North Cohasset and Central 
Cohasset sewer expansion projects were completed over the summer, as 
well as improvements to the James Brook drainage system in the downtown 
village. These improvements to the drainage system will lessen the likelihood 
of flooding during future storm events. The Town hopes to complete another 
phase of these improvements in the next couple of years. 

The Board also began work on several other important issues. The 
Board appointed a Police/Fire Station Study Committee to determine the best 
way to meet the space needs of our public safety departments. We also 
appointed a Gravel Pit Reuse Committee to develop recommendations for 
the future use of that area. In addition, the Board worked closely with the 
Cemetery Study Committee as we plan on bringing an article to the 2001 
Annual Town Meeting to provide additional cemetery space at the Woodside 
Cemetery. The Board also began planning for the implementation of the 
Pay-As- You-Th row Program at the RTF, with the intent of improving our 
recycling ratio in coming years. 

One of the most important issues that the Board worked on in 2000 
was the mitigation of the MBTA's proposed restoration of the Greenbush 
Line. The Board worked closely with our Mitigation Committee to develop a 
mitigation agreement with the MBTA that that will soften the impact of this 
major change to the culture and quality of life in the Town of Cohasset. The 
Board would like to take this opportunity to thank Mitigation Committee 
Chairman Thomas Gruber for his many hours of dedicated service to the 
Town. As we enter 2001, the Board hopes to enter into an agreement with 
the MBTA that best serves the Town. 



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The coming years will bring challenges and opportunities. The Town 
is in a good position to meet those challenges and take advantage of 
opportunities. At this time, the Board would like to thank the Town 
employees, including our Town Manager Mark Haddad and our department 
heads, as well as all the boards, committees, and volunteers for their 
continued efforts to make Cohasset the outstanding place it is to live. We 
greatly appreciate the support of our townspeople. 

Respectfully submitted, 

BOARD OF SELECTMEN 

Thomas J. Callahan, Chairman 
Frederick R. Koed, Vice Chairman 
Merle S. Brown 
Roseanne M. McMorris 
Michael H. Sullivan 



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REPORT OF THE TOWN CLERK 



As the year 2000 comes to a close, I respectfully submit my ninth 
annual report as Town Clerk. 200 was an extremely busy year for the Town 
Clerk's Office. Not only did we participate in three Town Meetings and the 
Annual Election, but we oversaw a presidential primary, a state primary and 
the state election in November. I would like to thank my assistant Carol St. 
Pierre for her outstanding efforts over the past year and look forward to 
working with her in the coming years. 

Our office would like to extend our appreciation to the citizens of 
Cohasset, town officials, department heads, boards, committees and town 
personnel for their assistance and support during the year. I would also like 
to offer a special note of recognition to my staff as well. 

Respectfully submitted. 



Marion L. Douglas 
Town Clerk 



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INDEX — MARCH 25, 2000 ANNUAL TOWN MEETING 

ARTICLE # DESCRIPTION OF ARTICLE 

1 Reports of Town Officers. Adopted. 

2 Reports of Committees. Adopted unanimously. 

3 Operating budget. Adopted unanimously. 

4 Unpaid bills. Adopted unanimously. 

5 Departmental transfers. Adopted. 

6 Assessors' exemptions. Adopted. 

7 Financial aid donations. Adopted. 

8 Aid to elderly. Adopted. 

9 Police/Fire Station Feasibility. Adopted. 

10 School Technology Plan. Adopted. 

1 1 Pay as you throw program. Adopted. 

12 Zoning amendment. Ruled out of order. 

13 School renovation projects. Adopted. 

14 School maintenance. Defeated. 

15 Town Maintenance Committee. Withdrawn. 

16 New zoning district. Adopted 

17 Water capital budget. Adopted unanimously. 

18 Water Special Act. Adopted unanimously 

19 Library Renovation. Adopted. 

20 Harbor improvements. Adopted unanimously. 

21 Director of Finance Position. Adopted. 

22 Town Manager's Act Amendment. Adopted unanimously. 

23 Conservation bylaw amendment. Adopted. 

24 Fire Alarm Regulations bylaw. Adopted unanimously. 

25 Hours of delivery bylaw. Adopted unanimously. 

26 Harbor Speed limit bylaw. Adopted unanimously. 

27 Teen Smoking bylaw. Defeated. 

28 Zoning & Board of Health site assignment. Adopted unanimously. 

29 Site assignment public process law. Adopted. 

30 Override election - special act. Defeated. 

31 Remedial septic replacement bylaw. Adopted unanimously. 

32 South Shore Recycling agreement. Adopted unanimously. 

33 Mandatory recycling bylaw. Adopted. 

34 Revolving Fund Board of Health. Adopted. 

35 Municipal Charges Lien wastewater plan. Adopted unanimously. 
36. Little Harbor Sewer Study. Adopted unanimously. 

37 Betterment Interest Rate - Sewer projects. Adopted unanimously. 

38 Reduce Sewer Infiltration/Inflow. Adopted unanimously. 

39 Wastewater special revenue fund. Adopted unanimously. 

40 Mendel Road sewer connection. Adopted. 

41 First Parish - waive building, fee. Adopted. 



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Annual Town Meeting - March 25, 2000 

At the Annual Town Meeting held on Saturday, March 25, 2000 at the 
Cohasset High School Sullivan Gymnasium the following articles were 
contained in the warrant and acted upon as follows. 

Checkers sworn in by the Town Clerk, Marion L. Douglas at 9:30 a.m. were 
Carol St.Pierre, Janice Rosano, Margaret Hernan, Kathleen Rhodes and 
Debra Krupczak. Tellers were appointed and sworn in by the Moderator, 
George L. Marlette, III. 

The Moderator called the meeting to order at 10:10 a.m. and a quorum of 100 
was present at that time. The registered voters checked in on the voting list 
totaled 543. 

The Rev. Clifford Cutler gave the invocation. 

Members of the Boy Scouts called the pledge of allegiance. 

Voted unanimously to dispense with the reading of the call of the 
Meeting and Return of Service having been examined by the Moderator 
and found to be in order. 

Moved the following rules of procedure be adopted for the March 25, 2000, 
Annual Town Meeting: that at the beginning of the Annual Town Meeting, the 
Moderator shall call aloud each of the articles printed in the warrant by 
number, that those articles for which any voter states a "hold" shall be held 
for further debate, that those articles upon which no hold has been placed 
shall all then and there all collectively, by one motion, be adopted in 
accordance with the proposed Town Manager's motions for each respective 
article and that the remaining articles that have been so held shall thereafter 
be called individually by the Moderator for separate debate and vote, unless 
at the time the article is called, the hold thereon is withdrawn, in which event 
the article shall then and there be voted upon without further debate. 

Motion is adopted. 

A hold was placed on each article by Arne Gjesteby. 

Article 1: 

To act upon the reports of the various Town Officers as printed in the Annual 
Town Report for 1999. 

Moved to postpone this article to an adjourned session of this meeting. 

Motion adopted. 

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Article 2: 

To hear the reports of any Committee heretofore chosen and act thereon. 

Moved that the reports of any committee heretofore chosen be heard and 
accepted and that committee continue in office. 

Motion adopted unanimously. 

Article 3: 

To see if the Town will vote to fix salaries and compensation of Elected 
Officers, and to see what sums the Town will vote to raise and appropriate 
from available funds or otherwise, for the payment of the salaries and 
compensation, expenses, equipment and outlays, capital and otherwise, of 
the several Town Departments, for the ensuing fiscal year. 

Moved that Twenty Two Million One Hundred Ninety Eight Thousand Seven 
Hundred Five ($22,198,705.00) Dollars be appropriated for the Fiscal Year 
2001 Annual Town Budget to be allotted as follows: Fifty Six Thousand 

Seven Hundred Eighty ($56,780.00) Dollars for salaries of elected Town 
Officials consisting of the Town Clerk, $47,250.00; Clerk, Board of 
Registrars, $329.00; Moderator, $1.00; Selectmen, Chairman, $1,500.00, 
Members (4) at $1,000.00, $4,000.00; Board of Assessors, Chairman, 
$1,300.00, Members (2) at $1,200.00, $2,400.00; and the remaining Twenty 
Two Million One Hundred Forty One Thousand Nine Hundred Twenty Five 
($22,141,925.00) Dollars for Personal Services, Expenses and Capital 
Outlays, Interest on Maturing Debt and other charges for the various 
departments as recommended for purposes shown in Appendix A and 
Appendix B of the Warrant for the 2000 Annual Town Meeting, a copy of 
which Appendices are incorporated here by reference, and to meet the 
appropriation, the following transfers are made: 

$1 ,728,287.00 from Water Revenue 
$ 60,000.00 from Pension Reserve 

and the remaining balance of $20,410,418.00 is raised from taxation and 
other general revenues of the Town; and further that the Salary Rate and 
Schedule as printed in the Warrant and shown in Appendix B be adopted. 

Motion adopted unanimously. 

Article 4: 

To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from available 
funds; and/or borrow pursuant to any applicable statute, a sum or sums of 

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money, to be expended by the Town Manager in FY 2000, to pay for unpaid 
bills from previous fiscal years. 

MAPC $3,000.00 

Boston Gas $4,932.00 

TOTAL $7,932.00 

Moved that Seven Thousand Nine Hundred Thirty Two ($7,932.00) Dollars 
be transferred from Surplus Revenue, to be expended by the Town Manager 
in FY 2000, to pay for the following unpaid bills from previous fiscal years: 

MAPC $3,000.00 

Boston Gas $4,932.00 

TOTAL $7,932.00 

A 4/5 vote required. Motion adopted unanimously 

Articles: 

To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from available 
funds, a sum or sums of money, to be expended by the Town Manager, 
needed by various departmental budgets and appropriations to complete the 
fiscal year ending June 30, 2000. 

School Department Budget $ 73,000.00 

Police Department Salaries $ 60,000.00 

Legal Expense Budget $ 40,000.00 

Town Account Expenses $ 5.000.00 

TOTAL $178,000.00 

Moved that One Hundred Seventy Eight Thousand ($178,000.00) Dollars, to 
be expended by the Town Manager, needed by various departmental 
budgets and appropriations to complete the fiscal year ending June 30, 2000, 
be transferred as follows: 

Transfer Funds From: 

Surplus Revenue $120,000.00 

Workers' Compensation Insurance $ 23,000.00 

Short Term Interest $ 30,000.00 

Article 9, 5/27/99 ATM $ 5.000.00 

Total $178,000.00 
Transfer Funds To: 

Police Department Personal Services $ 60,000.00 

Legal Budget - General Expenses $ 40,000.00 

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Town Accountant Expenses $ 5,000.00 

School - Special Education Expenses $ 73 000.00 

Total $178,000.00 

Motion adopted. 

Article 6: 

To see if the Town will vote to accept Section 4 of Chapter 73 of the Acts of 
1986 to grant an additional real estate tax exemption of not more than fifty 
(50%) percent. Such additional exemption may be granted to persons who 
qualify for property tax exemption under clauses 17, 17C1/2, 17D, 22, 22A, 
22B, 22C, 22D, 22E, 37, 37A, 41, 41 B, 41 C, 42 and 43 of Section 5 of 
Chapter 59 of the Massachusetts General Laws, a copy of which is on file 
with the Town Clerk. 

Moved that the Town accept Section 4 of Chapter 73 of the Acts of 1 986 to 
grant an additional real estate tax exemption of not more than fifty (50%) 
percent. Such additional exemption may be granted to persons who qualify 
for property tax exemption under clauses 17, 1702, 17D, 22, 22A, 228, 22C, 
22D, 22E, 37, 37A, 41, 418, 41 C, 42, and 43 of Section 5 of Chapter 59 of 
the Massachusetts General Laws. 

Motion adopted. 

Article 7: 

To see if the Town will vote to accept the provisions of Massachusetts 
General Laws, Chapter 60, Section 3C, for the purpose of implementing both 
a Town Scholarship and Local Education Fund, a summary of which is set 
forth below: 

c 60, Section 3C Financial Aid Donation Accompanying Municipal or Motor 
Vehicles Excise Tax Payments; Disposition; Scholarship Committee; 
Financial Aid Criteria. 

"Any city or town which accepts the provisions of this section or has 
previously accepted chapter one hundred and ninety-four may designate a 
place on its municipal tax bills, or the motor vehicle excise tax bills, or to mail 
with such tax bills a separate form, where by the taxpayers of said city or 
town can voluntarily check off, donate and pledge an amount not less than 
one dollar or such other designated amount which shall increase the amount 
otherwise due, and to establish a city or town scholarship fund, the purpose 
of which shall be to provide educational financial aid to deserving city and 
town residents in accordance with this section and to establish a city or town 
educational fund, the purpose of which shall be to provide supplemental 

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educational funding for local educational needs to provide funding for existing 
adult literacy programs. 

"Any amounts donated to the scholarship fund or educational fund shall be 
deposited into a special account in the general treasury and shall be in the 
custody of the treasurer. The treasurer shall invest said funds at the direction 
of the officer, board, commission, committee or other agency of the city or 
town who or which is othen^^lse authorized and required to invest trust funds 
of the city or town and subject to the same limitations applicable to trust fund 
investments, except as otherwise specified herein. Interest earned upon 
such fund shall remain therewith and shall be used for the purpose of said 
fund without further appropriation. 

"In any city or town establishing a scholarship fund, there shall be a 
scholarship committee and education fund committee to consist of the 
superintendent of the city or town schools or designee thereof, and not fewer 
than four residents of the city or town appointed by the Board of Selectmen to 
a term of three years. The scholarship committee or educational fund 
committee shall select the recipients of any amounts of financial aid from the 
scholarship and educational fund and shall be guided by any criteria 
established by the scholarship committee or educational fund committee 
subject to any ordinance or bylaw further subject to the following criteria: 

"(a) The recipients of financial aid must be residents of the city or town at the 
time the financial aid is first awarded and have been accepted to pursue 
education beyond the secondary school level at an institution deemed 
accredited by the committee. 

"(b) The committee shall take into consideration each recipient's financial 
need, character, scholastic record and involvement in community work as 
well as extracurricular school activities. 

"The scholarship committee may distribute financial aid from both interest and 
principal of the fund, without further appropriation. The scholarship 
committee shall establish a procedure for determining at least on an annual 
basis the amounts or percentage of the funds that shall be authorized for 
distribution and for notifying the investing officer or agency so that the funds 
may be made available in a timely manner and with a minimum of penalties. 

Moved that the Town accept the provisions of Massachusetts General Laws, 
Chapter 60, Section 3C, for the purpose of implementing both a Town 
Scholarship and Local Education Fund. 

Motion adopted. 



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Article 8: 

To see if the Town will vote to accept the provisions of Massachusetts 
General Laws, Chapter 60, Section 3D, for the purpose of establishing a 
Town Aid to the elderly and Disabled Taxation Fund a summary of which is 
set forth below: 

c. 60 Section 3D Aid to the Elderly and Disabled Taxation Fund; 
Establishment of Fund by City or Town; Taxation Aid Committee. 



A city or town which accepts the provisions of this section is hereby 
authorized, subject to the approval of the commissioner, to design and 
designate a place on its municipal tax bills, or the motor vehicle excise tax 
bills, or to mail with such tax bills a separate form, whereby the taxpayers of 
said city or town may voluntarily check off, donate and pledge an amount not 
less than one dollar or such other designated amounts which shall increase 
the amount otherwise due, and to establish a city or town aid to the elderly 
and disabled taxation fund for the purpose of defraying the real estate taxes 
of elderly and disabled person of low income. 

Any amounts donated to said fund shall be deposited into a special account 
in the general treasury and shall be in the custody of the treasurer. The 
treasurer shall invest said funds at the direction of the officer, board, 
commission, committee or other agency of the city or town who or which is 
otherwise authorized and required to invest trust funds of the city or town and 
subject to the same limitations applicable to trust fund investments, except as 
otherwise specified herein. The fund, together with the interest earned 
thereon shall be used for the purpose specified in this section without further 
appropriation. 

In any city or town establishing an aid to the elderly and disabled taxation 
fund, there shall be a taxation aid committee to consist of the chairman of the 
Board of Assessors, the city or town treasurer and three residents of the city 
or town to be appointed by the mayor or Board of Selectmen as the case may 
be. Said board shall adopt rules and regulations to carry out the provisions of 
this section and to identify the recipients of such aid. 

Moved that the Town accept the provisions of Massachusetts General Laws, 
Chapter 60, Section 3D, for the purpose of establishing a Town Aid to the 
elderly and Disabled Taxation Fund. 

Motion adopted. 



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Article 9: 

To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from available 
funds, and/or borrow pursuant to any applicable statute, a sum or sums of 
money, to be expended by the Town Manager, for the purpose of retaining an 
architect, an engineer, or other professional services to study the feasibility to 
relocate and/or make various repairs and improvements to the Police and 
Fire Station located on Elm Street. This article is Intended to take effect upon 
passage in Fiscal Year 2000. 

Moved that Fifteen Thousand ($15,000.00) Dollars be transferred from 
Surplus Revenue, to be expended by the Town Manager, for the purpose of 
retaining an architect, an engineer, or other professional services to study the 
feasibility to relocate and/or make various repairs and improvements to the 
Police and Fire Station located on Elm Street. This article is intended to take 
effect upon passage in Fiscal Year 2000. 
Motion adopted. 

Article 10: 

To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from available 
funds, and/or borrow, pursuant to any applicable statute, a sum or sums of 
money, to be expended by the School Committee, to purchase and/or lease 
purchase on a multi-year basis, computer hardware, software and related 
equipment to fund Phase Ml of the Technology Plan of the Cohasset Public 
Schools. This article is intended to take effect upon passage in Fiscal Year 
2000. 

Moved that One Hundred Fifty Thousand ($150,000.00) Dollars be hereby 
appropriated, to be expended by the School Committee, to purchase and/or 
lease purchase on a multi-year basis, computer hardware, software and 
related equipment to fund Phase III of the Technology Plan of the Cohasset 
Public Schools; that to fund this appropriation, the Treasurer, with the 
approval of the Board of Selectmen, is hereby authorized to borrow the sum 
of One Hundred Fifty Thousand ($150,000.00) Dollars under and pursuant to 
Chapter 44, Section 7 of the Massachusetts General Laws, as amended, or 
any other enabling authority, and to issue bonds or notes of the Town, 
therefore. This article is intended to take effect upon passage in Fiscal Year 
2000. 

A 2/3 vote required. Motion adopted by the necessary 2/3's. 



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Article 11: 

To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen to adopt 
rules and regulations instituting a "Pay-As-You-Throw" program at the 
Recycling Transfer Facility. 

CITIZENS' PETITION 

NAME ADDRESS 

Leonora Jenkins 198 Jerusalem Road 

Joseph D. Buckley 28 Linden Drive 

Mary S. Edmonds 76 Pond Street 

Deidre K. Wilson 140 Beach Street 

Mark Bell 460 King Street 

Susan Canton 392 Beechwood Street 

Marsh L Silvia 445 Beechwood Street 

John P. Steel 216 South Main Street 

Tanna B. Kasperowicz 172 South Main Street 

Leiand H. Jenkins 198 Jerusalem Road 

Moved that the Town authorize the Board of Selectmen to adopt rules and 
regulations instituting a "Pay-As-You-Throw" program at the Recycling 
Transfer Facility. 

Motion adopted. 

Resolution offered by Stephen Bobo, Chairman of the Board of Health. 

WHEREAS, Alix P. White, having served the town on the Board of Health for 

six turbulent years, and 

WHEREAS, she did so with perspicacity, good humor, informed discretion 

and not a little forbearance, and 

WHEREAS, she has become a source of inspiration and challenge to all of 

us. 

NOW THEREFORE, be it resolved that we in the Town of Cohasset who 

have benefited from her diligence and hard work, this twenty fifth day of 

March, two thousand, do hereby salute and thank Alix P. White for her 

devoted service o the town. 

Resolution adopted unanimously. 

Article 12: 

To see if the Town will vote to rezone certain districts as shown on a map 
entitled "Zoning Map, Cohasset, Massachusetts," dated October 1, 1969, and 
revised in 1976 and 1985 as follows: 

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MAP: So that the highway business district ("HB") area east of Chief Justice 
Gushing Highway and southeasterly of Sohier Street, all as shown as an area 
red in color on the map and identified as "HB 400", be expanded two hundred 
(200) additional feet along the northeastern boundary and that the land 
located within said two hundred (200) feet expansion area be rezoned as a 
("HB") district. 

CITIZENS' PETITION 

NAME ADDRESS 

Barbara L. O'Pray 172 Beach Street 

James W. Lagrotteria 104 Howe Road 

Michael J. Hurley 1 36 Border Street 

Robert P. Spofford 14 Heather Drive 

Charles J. Humphrey 24 Atlantic Avenue 

Glenn Pratt 482 King Street 

Peter J. Wood 77 Summer Street 

Austin L. Ahearn 41 Clay Spring Road 

Leiand Jenkins 198 Jerusalem Road 

Matthew S. Conlan 380 CJC Highway 

Moderator ruled this article out of order. 

Article 13: 

To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from available 
funds, and /or borrow, pursuant to any applicable statute, a sum or sums of 
money, to be expended by the School Committee and the Town Manager, to 
renovate, reconstruct, make extraordinary changes, furnish, and pay for the 
architectural fees, and all other related costs, to the Deer Hill Elementary 
School and Middle/High School for the creation of additional space, 
handicapped accessibility, and to meet the educational specifications 
established by the Cohasset School Committee, and to authorize the School 
Facilities Committee to serve as the Building Committee for this project; 
provided, however, that no money shall be borrowed under this vote unless 
the Town shall have voted at a regular or special election to exempt the 
amounts required to pay for the bonds issued for this project from the 
limitations of proposition two and one-half, so called. This article is intended 
to take effect upon passage in Fiscal Year 2000. 

Moved that Forty One Million Eight Hundred Thousand ($41,800,000.00) 
Dollars be hereby appropriated, with the intention that these funds be 
available in Fiscal Year 2000 and thereafter, to be expended jointly by the 
School Committee and the Town Manager, to renovate, reconstruct, make 
extraordinary changes, furnish, and pay for the architectural fees, and all 

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other related costs, to the Deer Hill Elementary School and Middle/High 
School for the creation of additional space, handicapped accessibility, and to 
meet the educational specifications established by the Cohasset School 
Committee, and to authorize the School Facilities Committee to serve as the 
Building Committee for this project; and, that to fund this appropriation, the 
Treasurer, with the approval of the Board of Selectmen, is hereby authorized 
to borrow Forty One Million Eight Hundred Thousand ($41,800,000.00) 
Dollars, under and pursuant to Chapter 44, Section 7 of the Massachusetts 
General Laws, as amended, or any other enabling authority, and to issue 
bonds or notes of the Town, therefore, provided, however, that no money 
shall be borrowed under this vote unless the Town shall have voted at a 
regular or special election to exempt the amounts required to pay for the 
bonds Issued for this project from the limitations of proposition two and 
one-half, so called. 

A 2/3 vote required. Motion adopted by the necessary 2/3's. 

Article 14: 

To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from available 
funds, and/or borrow, pursuant to any applicable statute, a sum or sums of 
money, to be expended by the Town Manager to begin the first phase of the 
maintenance of the Deer Hill and Middle/High School Buildings as outlined in 
the "Town of Cohasset - Capital Asset Assessment" conducted by KFP 
Architects, Inc. - July, 1998; provided, however, that no money shall be 
appropriated under this vote unless the Town shall have voted at a regular or 
special election to exempt this amount by means of a capital exclusion from 
the limitations of proposition two and one-half, so called. 

Moved that Eight Hundred Thousand ($800,000.00) Dollars be raised and 
appropriated from the tax levy and other general revenues of the Town, to be 
expended by the Town Manager, to begin the first phase of the maintenance 
of the Deer Hill and Middle/High School Buildings as outlined in the "Town of 
Cohasset - Capital Asset Assessment" conducted by KFP Architects, Inc. - 
July, 1998; provided, however, that no money shall be appropriated under 
this vote unless the Town shall have voted at a regular or special election to 
exempt this amount by means of a capital exclusion from the limitations of 
proposition two and one-half, so called. 

Motion defeated. 

Article 15: 

To see If the Town will vote to amend Article V - "Appointed Standing Town 
Boards and Committees" of the General Bylaws by adding a new Section 21 
entitled "Town Maintenance Committee as follows: 



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The Town Maintenance Committee shall consist of five (5) members 
appointed for three (3) year temis. One (1 ) member shall be appointed by the 
Moderator and two (2) members appointed by each the Board of Selectmen 
and the School Committee; provided, however, with respect to initial 
appointees, the initial appointment by the Moderator shall be for a one (1) 
year tenri, the initial appointments made by the Board of Selectmen shall be 
for two (2) year terms and the initial appointments made by the School 
Committee shall be for three (3) year terms. At least two of those members 
shall have a degree in engineering or architecture. The Board of Selectmen 
and the School Committee may designate one of their members to serve as 
one of their appointees to the committee. 

The Town Maintenance Committee shall determine on at least an annual 
basis that proper yearly maintenance Is being performed. It also shall 
determine the capital maintenance projects to be embarked upon for the 
following year and shall have a report at the Annual town Meeting and Annual 
Report their recommendations and requests for funds to complete the 
necessary work. 

The Town Manager or his delegate shall act as secretary to this committee 
and provide the necessary administrative duties to implement the work. 

CITIZENS' PETITION 

NAME ADDRESS 

Leiand H. Jenkins 198 Jerusalem Road 

Richard Silvia 445 Beechwood Street 

Alfred Odermatt 2 Norman Todd Ln. 

Victor Vanderlugt 344 King Street 

Susan Canton 392 Beechwood Street 

Deidre K. Wilson 140 Beach Street 

Rustam K. Devitre 430 Atlantic Avenue 

Arne K. Gjesteby 81 Old Pasture road 

Raymond Kasperowicz 172 South Main Street 

Lenora Jenkins 198 Jerusalem Road 

Moved that this article be withdrawn from consideration. 

Motion adopted unanimously. 

Article 16: 

To see if the Town will vote to create a new Zoning District to be known as 
the "Technology Business District: and in furtherance of that purpose amend 
the Zoning Bylaws as follows: 



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(a) By striking therefrom Subsection 3.1 of Section 3 and submitting in 
place thereof the following new subsection 3.1 : 



3.1 



Division into Districts 



The Town of Cohasset, Massachusetts, is divided into Nine (9) Zoning 
Districts designated as follows: 



Name 



Abbreviation 



Residential A, B, and C 
Waterfront Business 
DowntownA/illage Business 
Highway Business 
Technology Business 
Light Industry 
Official and Open Space 



R-A, R-B, R-C 

WB 

DB 

HB 

TB 

LI 

OS 



(b) By amending the TABLE OF USE REGULATIONS contained in 
subsection 4.2 of Section 4 by adding the following new Use with 
corresponding designations: 

Official & 
Open Space 
District 



USE 



R-A R-B 



Residential 
R-C DB WB 



Non-Residential 
HB TB 



Retail & Service 

Facility for assembling 
electrical or electronic 
devices, appliances, 
apparatus and supplies, 
including computers. 



LI 



OS 



No No 



No No No No 



Yes 



Yes 



No 



(c) By amending the TABLE OF USE REGULATIONS contained in 
subsection 4.2 of Section 4 by adding the following new designations as 
follows: 



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USE 



TB 



Residential 

Detached one-family dwelling No 

The conversion and/or use of a No 

one-family dwelling existing on 
1/5/55 as a dwelling for not more 
than two families subject to Table 
5.3.1 (Table of Area Regulations.) 

The conversion and/or use of a No 

one-family dwelling existing on 
1/5/55 as a dwelling for more 
than two families subject to 
Table 5.3.1. 

Dwellings for more than one family No 
including those in combination with 
stores or other permitted uses subject 
to Table 5.3.1 and 7.1. 

Accessory residential building Yes 

such as tool shed, boathouse, shelter 
or stable for domestic animals, private 
greenhouse, guest house, swimming 
pool, or private detached garage for 
up to four vehicles, including one 
commercial vehicle, or open air parking 
for only one commercial vehicle. 

Home Occupation (See section 4.3.5). Yes 

Wall, fence, hedge, or similar Yes 

enclosure. 

Storage of lobstering or fishing Yes 

equipment or of any boat within or 
outside a building. 



Community Facilities 

Church, rectory, parish house, Yes 

convent, or other religious use. 

Nonprofit educational use either Yes 

public, private, or religious. 

Street, bridge, tunnel. Yes 



USE IB 

Community Facilities 

Golf Course, fishing, reservations. Yes 

or wildlife preserve. 

Cemetery. SP 

Historical Association or Society SP 

Hospital or sanitarium SP 

Sanitary landfill and other solid No 

waste ^cilities 

Administrative, cultural, recreational. Yes 
water supply, fire, police, or other 
protective use operated by the town 
or other governmental agency. 



Agricultural 

Agriculture, horticulture, and floriculture, Yes 
not including a greenhouse or stand 
for retail sale. 

Stand for retail sale of agriculture or Yes 
farm produce raised primarily on the 
premises, or articles of home 
manufacture from such produce, 
and ancillary products to the 
greenhouse business, such as peat 
or insecticide. 

Noncommercial forestry, growing Yes 

of crops and other vegetation, and 
conservation of water plants and. wildlife 
in natural habitat. 

Raising or keeping of farm animals. Yes 
livestock, or poultry for use by 
residents of the premises subject 
to board of health's regulations and 
provided that no noise or odor is 
observable at the lot lines. 

Raising of livestock, horses, poultry, SP 
and grazing animals for commercial 
use. 



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USE 



Agricultural 



TB 



Commercial stables, kennels, or SP 

veterinary hospital in which all animals, 
fowl, or other forms of life are in 
completely enclosed buildings at least 
two hundred feet from any lot line. 

Retail sale of holiday trees, wreaths, Yes 
swags, and similar natural decorations 
for a period commencing on the fourth 
Friday in November of any year subject 
to complete removal not later than 
December 31 of such year. 

Retail & Service 

Stores for the sale of goods at retail. Yes 
including dry goods, food, apparel and 
accessories, furniture and home 
furnishings smallwares, and hardware. 

Restaurants (other than fast food 
restaurants) serving foods or 
beverages from within the premises. 

- with mechanical or live entertainment. SP 

- no mechanical or live entertainment. SP 



USE IB 

Retail & Service 

Showroom for building supplies. Yes 

Convalescent and nursing home. Yes 

Medical and dental offices not Yes 

attached to the doctors' or dentists' 
residences. 



Membership club or nonprofit 
organization. 



SP 



Auto service stations and automotive SP 
repair garages (not including junkyards). 

Automotive graveyard or other junkyard. No . 

Miscellaneous trade and repair service. Yes 

Indoor motion picture amusement and SP 
recreation establishment. 

Outdoor motion picture establishment. No 

Helicopter landing area and SP 

commercial communication towers. 



Fast-Food Restaurant. 



SP 



Private boat docks. 



No 



Establishments selling new and/or SP 

used automobiles and trucks, new 
automobile tires and other accessories, 
farm equipment, aircraft, motorcycles, 
and household trailers. 

Hotels and motels. SP 

Trailer camp. No 

Lodging house for not more than No 

five persons other than members 
of the family. 

Funeral home or mortuary SP 

establishment. 

Retail sale of marina petroleum Yes 

products, fishing and boating gear, 
apparel, boats and boat trailers and 
supplies. 



Boat yards, repair and open-air sale Yes 
and storage of boats, boat livery or 
marina. 

Commercial parking lot. Yes 

Appliance and furniture repair service. Yes 

Commercial or membership sports and Yes 
recreational facilities. 

Miscellaneous business offices Yes 

including insurance and real estate. 

Personal service establishments Yes 

including beauty salon, barbershop, 
tailor, etc. 

Other similar retail and service uses. SP 

Bank with accessory drive-in windows. Yes 



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USE IB 

Retail & Service 

Customary accessory uses. Yes 

Facility for assembling electrical Yes 

or electronic devices, appliances, 
apparatus and supplies, including 
computers. 

Wholesale and Manufacturing 

Plant for dry-cleaning, cold storage SP 
or freezing, power laundry. 

Mining or quanying No 

Storage yard, warehouse or Yes 

distribution plant for: construction 
supplies and equipment, firewood, 
building material, textiles, food products, 
household supplies, and any products 
of manufacturing activities permitted 
in this district (whether or not produced 
on the premises.) 

Above ground storage of gas and SP 

petroleum products. 

Printing establishment. Yes 

Publishing establishment No 

Plant for manufacturing electrical or No 
electronic devices, appliances, 
apparatus and supplies. 



USE IB 

Wholesale and Manufacturing 

Light metal fabrication or refinishing No 
plant. 

Research, experimental, or testing Yes 

laboratory. 

Wholesaling and manufacturing other No 
durable and non durable goods. 

Customary accessory uses incidental Yes 
to a pemiitted main use. 



All Uses 

With the exception of trailers being SP 
used in connection with an active 
construction project, temporary structures 
including trailers for storage or materials 
or equipment. 



Temporary (less than 30 days) 
amusement enterprise not including 
any permanent structures. 



SP 



Manufacturing plant for medical, dental No 
or drafting instruments, optical goods, 
watches or other precision instruments. 

Manufacturing of advertising displays. No 
awnings, shades, bakery products, 
nonalcoholic beverages, brushes, 
candy, clothing or other textile products, 
jewelry, ice, leather goods, toys, or 
wood products. 

Beverage bottling or food packaging No 
plant but not including meat and fish 
products. 



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(d) By amending the TABLE OF AREA REGULATIONS contained in 
subsection 5.3.1 of Section 5 by adding the following new designation as 
follows: 



MINIMUM REQUIRED LOTS 








Uses as Permitted 


Area 


Frontage 


Width 


District Table 4 2) 


(Sq. Ft) 


(Ft) 


(Ft) 



TB Any permitted structure 
or principal use 

MINIMUM YARDS 



80,000 



200 



MAXIMUM PERMITTED 



200 



Rear 
Front 
(Ft) 

50 



Side 
(Ft) 

30 



Depth 
(Ft) 

30 



Coverage 

Height Coverage Structural 

(Ft) (%) (%) 



45 



60 



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(e) By striking Subsection 8 of Section 5.4 and inserting in place thereof 
the following: "Within the highway business, technology business, and light 
industry districts, along any street frontage a green strip not less than twenty 
feet shall be maintained and landscaped with grass, trees, and/or shrubs, not 
paved except driveways, not parked upon, and not built upon except for 
signs." 

(f) By striking Subsection 9 of Section 5.4 and inserting in place thereof 
the following: "Within the highway business, technology business, and light 
industry districts, no building or structure shall be built within one hundred feet 
of a residence district except where the zoning district boundary is in a street, 
in which case the setback shall be fifty feet." 

(g) By striking Subsection 10 of Section 5.4 and inserting in place thereof 
the following: "Within the highway business, technology business, and light 
industry district, there shall be maintained a green strip not less than thirty 
feet wide on which to grow grass, bushes, flowers, or trees and which shall 
be unbuilt upon, unused, unpaved, and not parked upon any property line 
abutting land residentially zoned.", and 

(h) By rezoning a certain district as shown on the Zoning Map identified 
as "Zoning District Map of the Town of Cohasset, Massachusetts, October 1 , 
1976 as revised to 1985" prepared by Edwin Young R.L.S., R.P.E. 
(hereinafter called the "Map") so that the Light Industry District located west 
of Chief Justice Cushing Way and north of Lily Pond, as shown on the area 
colored crosshatched on the Map, and Identified "PL", and more particularly 
shown on a copy of the Map on file with the Town Clerk and showing the 
aforesaid area outline in red and identified as "NEW TECHNOLOGY 



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BUSINESS DISTRICT, be rezoned as a Technology Business ("TB") district; 
that the Town reprint the zoning map so said area shall be colored in orange 
and Identified with the letters "TB"; 

and that the Town Include on the face of said map the outline of the 
boundaries of the overlay zoning district known as the Water Resource 
District provided by Section 14 of the Zoning Bylaws established pursuant to 
Article 39 adopted at the April 7, 1986 Annual Town Meeting. 

CITIZEN'S PETITION 

NAME ADDRESS 

John K. McNabb 53 Pond Street 

Peter J. Pratt 75 Ripley Road 

Mary O. Kelly 247 Fairoaks Lane 

Margaret Chapman 25 Virginia Lane 

Michael F. McNabb 662 Jerusalem Road 

Keith Moskow 98 Gammons Road 

Bruce F. McKinnon 70 Fairoaks Lane 

Martha K. Gjesteby 81 Old Pasture Road 

James L. KInch 77 Forest Ave. 

Kevin F. O'Donnell 248 King Street 

Moved to create a new Zoning District to be known as the "Technology 
Business District" and in furtherance of that purpose amend the Zoning 
Bylaws as follows: 

(a) By striking therefrom Subsection 3.1 of Section 3 and submitting in 
place thereof the following new subsection 3.1 : 

3.1. Division into Districts 

The Town of Cohasset, Massachusetts, is divided Into Nine (9) Zoning 
Districts designated as follows: 



Name Abbreviation 

Residential A, B, and C R-A, R-B, R-C 

Waterfront Business WB 

DowntownA/illage Business DB 

Highway Business HB 

Technology Business TB 

Light Industry LI 

Official and Open Space OS 



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(b) By amending the TABLE OF USE REGULATIONS contained in 
subsection 4.2 of Section 4 by adding the following new Use with 
corresponding designations: 



USE 



Official & 
Open Space 
District 



R-A R-B 



Residential 
R-C DB WB 



Non-Residential 
HB TB 



LI 



OS 



Retail & Service 

Facility for assembling 
electrical or electronic 
devices, appliances, 
apparatus and supplies, 
including computers. 



No No 



No No No No 



Yes 



Yes 



No 



(c) By amending the TABLE OF USE REGULATIONS contained in 
subsection 4.2 of Section 4 by adding the following new designations as 
follows: 



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USE 



TB 



Residential 

Detached one-family dwelling No 

The conversion and/or use of a No 

one-family dwelling existing on 
1/5/55 as a dwelling for not more 
than two families subject to Table 
5.3.1 (Table of Area Regulations.) 

The conversion and/or use of a No 

one-family dwelling existing on 
1/5/55 as a dwelling for more 
than two families subject to 
Table 5.3.1. 

Dwellings for more than one family No 
including those in combination with 
stores or other pennitted uses subject 
to Table 5.3.1 and 7.1. 

Accessory residential building Yes 

such as tool shed, boathouse, shelter 
or stable for domestic animals, private 
greenhouse, guest house, swimming 
pool, or private detached garage for 
up to four vehicles, including one 
commercial vehicle, or open air parking 
for only one commercial vehicle. 

Home Occupation (See section 4.3.5). Yes 

Wall, fence, hedge, or similar Yes 

enclosure. 

Storage of lobstering or fishing Yes 

equipment or of any boat within or 
outside a building. 



Community Facilities 

Church, rectory, parish house, Yes 

convent, or other religious use. 

Nonprofit educational use either Yes 

public, private, or religious. 

Street, bridge, tunnel. Yes 



USE IB 

Community Facilities 

Golf Course, fishing, reservations. Yes 

or wildlife preserve. 

Cemetery. SP 

Historical Association or Society SP 

Hospital or sanitarium SP 

Sanitary landfill and other solid No 

waste facilities 

Administrative, cultural, recreational. Yes 
water supply, fire, police, or other 
protective use operated by the town 
or other governmental agency. 



Agricultural 

Agriculture, horticulture, and floriculture, Yes 
not including a greenhouse or stand 
for retail sale. 

Stand for retail sale of agriculture or Yes 
farm produce raised primarily on the 
premises, or articles of home 
manufacture from such produce, 
and ancillary products to the 
greenhouse business, such as peat 
or insecticide. 

Noncommercial forestry, growing Yes 

of crops and other vegetation, and 
conservation of water plants and wildlife 
in natural habitat. 

Raising or keeping of farm animals, Yes 
livestock, or poultry for use by 
residents of the premises subject 
to board of health's regulations and 
provided that no noise or odor is 
observable at the lot lines. 

Raising of livestock, horses, poultry, SP 
and grazing animals for commercial 
use. 



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USE 



Agricultural 



TB 



Commercial stables, kennels, or SP 

veterinary hospital in which all animals, 
fowl, or other forms of life are in 
completely enclosed buildings at least 
two hundred feet from any lot line. 

Retail sale of holiday trees, wreaths, Yes 
swags, and similar natural decorations 
for a period commencing on the fourth 
Friday in November of any year subject 
to complete removal not later than 
December 31 of such year. 

Retail & Service 

Stores for the sale of goods at retail. Yes 
including dry goods, food, apparel and 
accessories, fumiture and home 
fumishings smallwares, and hardware. 

Restaurants (other than fast food 
restaurants) serving foods or 
beverages from within the premises. 

- with mechanical or live entertainment. SP 

- no mechanical or live entertainment. SP 



USE IB 

Retail & Service 

Showroom for building supplies. Yes 

Convalescent and nursing home. Yes 

Medical and dental offices not Yes 

attached to the doctors' or dentists' 
residences. 

Membership club or nonprofit SP 

organization. 

Auto service stations and automotive SP 
repair garages (not including junkyards). 

Automotive graveyard or other junkyard. No 

Miscellaneous trade and repair service. Yes 

Indoor motion picture amusement and SP 
recreation establishment. 

Outdoor motion picture establishment. No 

Helicopter landing area and SP 

commercial communication towers. 



Fast-Food Restaurant. 



SP 



Private boat docks. 



No 



Establishments selling new and/or SP 

used automobiles and trucks, new 
automobile tires and other accessories, 
farm equipment, aircraft, motorcycles, 
and household trailers. 

Hotels and motels. SP 

Trailer camp. No 

Lodging house for not more than No 

five persons other than members 
of the family. 

Funeral home or mortuary SP 

establishment. 

Retail sale of marina petroleum Yes 

products, fishing and boating gear, 
apparel, boats and boat trailers and 
supplies. 



Boat yards, repair and open-air sale Yes 
and storage of boats, boat livery or 
marina. 

Commercial pari<ing lot. Yes 

Appliance and fumiture repair service. Yes 

Commercial or membership sports and Yes 
recreational facilities. 

Miscellaneous business offices Yes 

including insurance and real estate. 

Personal service establishments Yes 

including beauty salon, barbershop, 
tailor, etc. 

Other similar retail and service uses. SP 

Bank with accessory drive-in windows. Yes 



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USE TB 

Retail & Service 

Customary accessory uses. Yes 

Facility for assembling electrical Yes 

or electronic devices, appliances, 
apparatus and supplies, including 
computers. 

Wholesale and Manufacturing 

Plant for dry-cleaning, cold storage SP 
or freezing, power laundry. 

Mining or quarrying No 

Storage yard, warehouse or Yes 

distribution plant for: construction 
supplies and equipment, firewood, 
building material, textiles, food products, 
household supplies, and any products 
of manufacturing activities permitted 
in this district (whether or not produced 
on the premises.) 

Above ground storage of gas and SP 

petroleum products. 

Printing establishment. Yes 

Publishing establishment No 

Plant for manufacturing electrical or No 
electronic devices, appliances, 
apparatus and supplies. 

Manufacturing plant for medical, dental No 
or drafting instruments, optical goods, 
watches or other precision instruments. 

Manufacturing of advertising displays. No 
awnings, shades, bakery products, 
nonalcoholic beverages, brushes, 
candy, clothing or other textile products, 
jewelry, ice, leather goods, toys, or 
wood products. 

Beverage bottling or food packaging No 
plant but not including meat and fish 
products. 



USE 

Wholesale and Manufacturing 



TB 



Light metal fabrication or refinishing No 
plant. 

Research, experimental, or testing Yes 

laboratory. 

Wholesaling and manufacturing other No 
durable and non durable goods. 

Customary accessory uses incidental Yes 
to a permitted main use. 



All Uses 



With the exception of trailers being 
used in connection with an active 
construction project, temporary structures 
including trailers for storage or materials 
or equipment. 



SP 



Temporary (less than 30 days) 
amusement enterprise not including 
any permanent structures. 



SP 



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(d) By amending the TABLE OF AREA REGULATIONS contained in 
subsection 5.3.1 of Section 5 by adding the following new designation as 
follows: 



MINIMUM REQUIRED LOTS 








Uses as Permitted 


Area 


Frontage 


Width 


District Table 4 2) 


(Sq. Ft) 


(Ft) 


(Ft) 



TB Any permitted structure 80,000 200 200 

or principal use 

MINIMUM YARDS MAXIMUM PERMITTED 

Rear Coverage 

Front Side Depth Height Coverage Structural 

(Ft) (Ft) (Ft) (Ft) (%) (%) 

50 30 30 45 60 25 

(e) By striking Subsection 8 of Section 5.4 and inserting in place thereof 
the following: "Within the highway business, technology business, and light 
industry districts, along any street frontage a green strip not less than twenty 
feet shall be maintained and landscaped with grass, trees, and/or shrubs, not 
paved except driveways, not parked upon, and not built upon except for 
signs." 

(f) By striking Subsection 9 of Section 5.4 and Inserting in place thereof 
the following: "Within the highway business, technology business, and light 
industry districts, no building or structure shall be built within one hundred feet 
of a residence district except where the zoning district boundary is in a street, 
in which case the setback shall be fifty feet." 

(g) By striking Subsection 10 of Section 5.4 and inserting in place thereof 
the following: "Within the highway business, technology business, and light 
industry district, there shall be maintained a green strip not less than thirty 
feet wide on which to grow grass, bushes, flowers, or trees and which shall 
be unbuilt upon, unused, unpaved, and not parked upon any property line 
abutting land residentially zoned.", and 

(h) By rezoning a certain district as shown on the Zoning Map identified 
as "Zoning District Map of the Town of Cohasset, Massachusetts, October 1 , 
1976 as revised to 1985" prepared by Edwin Young R.L.S., R.P.E. 
(hereinafter called the "Map") so that the Light Industry District located west 
of Chief Justice Cushing Way and north of Lily Pond, as shown on the area 
colored crosshatched on the Map, and identified "PL", and more particularly 
shown on a copy of the Map on file with the Town Clerk and showing the 
aforesaid area outline in red and identified as "NEW TECHNOLOGY 

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BUSINESS DISTRICT, be rezoned as a Technology Business ("TB") district; 
that the Town reprint the zoning map so said area shall be colored in orange 
and identified with the letters "TB"; 

and that the Town include on the face of said map the outline of the 
boundaries of the overlay zoning district known as the Water Resource 
District provided by Section 14 of the Zoning Bylaws established pursuant to 
Article 39 adopted at the April 7, 1986 Annual Town Meeting. 

A 2/3 vote required. Hand count taken; Yes 151; No 68. Motion 
adopted. 

Proclamation offered by Merle Brown, Chairman of the Board of 
Selectmen. 

WHEREAS, DIANE C. SULLIVAN has served the Town as a member of the 
Drainage Advisory Committee, Sewer Commission, the Police/Fire Station 
Renovation Study Committee, and as Tri-Town Commission delegate, during 
the period of 1984 to 1987; and as a member of the Board of Selectmen for 
the periods of 1985 to 1987 and 1997 to 2000; and 

WHEREAS, she has at all times shown courage and spirit in taking a firm 
stand on the many issues that have been presented for deliberation, 
articulating her views strongly and without prevarication; and 

WHEREAS, she had indicated great determination In her approach to matters 
affecting the elderly and those members of the community she has seen to 
be threatened by rising costs and inequitable burdens; 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that we, her fellow members of the 
Board of Selectmen of the Town of Cohasset, acknowledge her admirable 
perspicacity in those matters with which she has expressed continuing 
concern. 

GIVEN under our hands and the seal of the Town of Cohasset this 
twenty-fifth day of March, in the year Two Thousand. 

Proclamation adopted unanimously. 

Article 17: 

To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, and/or transfer from 
available funds, and/or borrow pursuant to any applicable statute for the 
Water Commission to: (a) repair, rehabilitate, clean and line, and install or 
replace water mains and pipes, and make other capital improvements to the 
water distribution system; (b) make capital improvements to the Lily Pond 
Water Treatment Plant, including the repair, replacement, and upgrade of the 

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facilities and removal of accumulated sludge; (c) conduct water quality 
monitoring, establish monitoring wells, perform studies and take other actions 
including the acquisition of land by gift, purchase, or eminent domain for the 
purpose of protection of the sources of public water supply; (d) restore the 
Sohier Street Wellfield and the Elms Meadow Wellfield to active service; and 
(e) perform other capital improvements to Water Department Facilities. This 
article is intended to take effect upon passage in Fiscal Year 2000. 

Moved that One Million Six Hundred Thousand ($1,600,000.00) Dollars be 
hereby appropriated, with the intention that these funds be available In Fiscal 
Year 2000 and thereafter, for the Water Commission to engage engineering 
and/or other professional services, and to install and replace water pipes 
along portions of King Street and Black Horse Lane, rehabilitate the Elms 
Meadow and Sohier Street wellfields, make repairs and upgrade facilities of 
the Lily Pond Water Treatment Plant, including replacement of flocculator 
units, and for the engineering and construction of the new water storage tank 
on Scituate Hill and the inspection, painting, and repair of the Bear Hill Water 
Storage Tank; and, that to fund this appropriation, the Treasurer, with the 
approval of the Board of Selectmen, is hereby authorized to borrow One 
Million Six Hundred Thousand ($1,600,000.00) Dollars, under and pursuant 
to Chapter 44, Section 8 of the Massachusetts General Laws, as amended, 
or any other enabling authority, and to issue bonds or notes of the Town, 
therefore, such borrowing to be general obligations of the Town with the 
intent that such bonds shall be repaid from Water Department Revenues. 

A 2/3 vote required. Motion adopted unanimously. 

Article 18: 

To see if the Town will vote to approve a petition to the General Court, 
accompanied by the following bill for a special law relating to the Town of 
Cohasset under Clause (1) of Section 8 of Article 2, as amended, of the 
Amendments to the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, to 
the end that legislation be adopted precisely as follows, except for clerical or 
editorial changes in form only: 

An Act Relative to the Protection of the Water Supply of the Town of 
Cohasset 

Section 1, Chapter 1 163 of the Acts of 1973 is hereby amended by inserting 
the following new section: 

Section 2A. The Town of Cohasset, acting through its Board of Water 
Commissioners, is hereby authorized to acquire by purchase, eminent 
domain, or otherwise, and land, easements of other interests therein located 
outside of the Town of Cohasset which it determines necessary for protection 
of the quality of the water in the Aaron River Reservoir, Lily Pond, and the 

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other sources of public drinking water supply for the Cohasset Water 
Department and the quality of the watershed areas thereof; provided that the 
acquisition of said land is approved by the Department of Environmental 
Protection, an further, provided that any eminent domain is approved by the 
Mayor or Board of Selectmen, as the case may be, where the land is located. 

Section 2, This act shall take effect upon passage. 

Moved to approve a petition to the General Court, accompanied by the 
following bill for a special law relating to the Town of Cohasset under Clause 
(1) of Section 8 of Article 2, as amended, of the Amendments to the 
Constitution of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, to the end that 
legislation be adopted precisely as follows, except for clerical or editorial 
changes in form only: 

An Act Relative to the Protection of the Water Supply of the Town of 
Cohasset 

Section 1 . Chapter 1 1 63 of the Acts of 1 973 is hereby amended by 

Inserting the following new section: 

"Section 2A. The Town of Cohasset, acting through its Board of Water 
Commissioners, is hereby authorized to acquire by purchase, eminent 
domain, or otherwise, any land, easements or other interests therein located 
outside of the Town of Cohasset which it determines necessary for protection 
of the quality of the water In the Aaron River Reservoir, Lily Pond, and the 
other sources of public drinking water supply for the Cohasset Water 
Department and the quality of the watershed areas thereof; provided that the 
acquisition of said land is approved by the Department of Environmental 
Protection, and, further, provided that any eminent domain is approved by the 
Mayor or Board of Selectmen, as the case may be, where the land Is 
located." 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon passage.; 

Motion adopted unanimously. 

Resolution offered by William Good, member of the Planning Board. 

WHEREAS, John F. OToole having served the town on the Planning Board 

for twenty-two years; and 

WHEREAS, he did so with good humor, logic and reason with a great sense 

of style, and 

WHEREAS, he has become a source of inspiration and respect for all of us. 

NOW THEREFORE, be it resolved that we in the Town of Cohasset who 

have benefited from his diligence and hard work, this twenty-fifth day of 

March, two thousand, do hereby salute and thank John F. OToole for his 

devoted service to the town. Thank you John. 

Resolution adopted unanimously. 

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Article 19: 

To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from available 
funds, and/or borrow pursuant to any applicable statute, a sunn or sums of 
money, to be expended by the Town Manager, to design, construct, convert, 
and equip, as a new home for Cohasset's Public Library, the former Joseph 
Osgood Elementary School located at 35 Ripley Road, this vote being 
conditioned upon the Town's receipt of federal, state and private funds, and, 
further, to transfer from the jurisdiction of the Board of Library Trustees to the 
Board of Selectmen for the Board of Selectmen to convey, sell, or otherwise 
dispose of, on such terms as the Board of Selectmen deems appropriate, the 
land and building located at 106 South Main Street as shown on Assessors' 
Map 32, Plot 38, and known as the Paul Pratt Memorial Library, such transfer 
and authorization to sell being effective upon the vacating of the building by 
the Library Trustees, said proceeds to be used to provide a source of funds 
towards the appropriation, transfer and/or borrowings voted in this article for 
the new Library facility. 

Moved that Two Million Nine Hundred Thousand ($2,900,000.00) Dollars be 
hereby appropriated, to be expended by the Town Manager, to design, 
construct, convert, and equip, as a new home for Cohasset's Public Library, 
the former Joseph Osgood Elementary School located at 35 Ripley Road, 
that to fund this appropriation, the Treasurer, with the approval of the Board 
of Selectmen, is hereby authorized to borrow Two Million Nine Hundred 
Thousand ($2,900,000.00) Dollars, under and pursuant to Chapter 44, 
Section 7 of the Massachusetts General Laws, as amended, or any other 
enabling authority, and to issue bonds or notes of the Town, therefore, 
provided, however, that no money shall be borrowed under this vote unless 
the following conditions are met: 

1. That the Town of Cohasset's application for a "MBLC Library 
Construction Grant" in the amount of One Million Four Hundred Fifty 
Thousand ($1,450,000.00) Dollars be approved and awarded; 

2. That the Trustees of the Paul Pratt Memorial Library will have raised, 
through the Cohasset Library Building Fund, Inc., a sum of at least Seven 
Hundred Thousand ($700,000.00) Dollars, including (a) cash in hand, (b) 
pledges, satisfactory to the Town Manager, payable by calendar year 2002, 
and (c) deferred monetary gifts benefiting the Cohasset Building Fund, Inc. in 
a form satisfactory to the Town Manager. 

and, further, to transfer from the jurisdiction of the Board of Library Trustees 
to the Board of Selectmen for the Board of Selectmen to convey, sell, or 
otherwise dispose of, on such terms as the Board of Selectmen deems 
appropriate, the land and building located at 106 South Main Street as shown 
on Assessors' Map 32, Plot 38, and known as the Paul Pratt Memorial 
Library, such transfer and authorization to sell being effective upon the 

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vacating of the building by the Library Trustees, said proceeds to be used to 
provide a source of funds towards the appropriation voted in this article for 
the new Library facility. 

Amendment offered by James Lagrotteria. 

Moved to amend the main motion by deleting in entirety paragraph 2 the 
words "said proceeds to be used to provide a source of funds towards the 
appropriation voted in this article for the new library facility." 

Motion to amend is defeated. 

A 2/3 vote required. Main motion is adopted by the necessary 2/3's. 

Paul Barry asked to reconsider Article. 16. Moderator ruled that the article 
could not be considered as he was not on the prevailing side of the question. 

It was moved to advance Article 40. Motion adopted 

Article 40: 

To see if the Town will vote to amend Article 20 of the December 6, 1999 
Special Town Meeting, by eliminating the language and requirements of 
subparagraph (d) of that article and replacing it with the following language: 

"(d) such properties of Old Farm Hill Condominium shall be connected to the 
sewer mains at such time that the Central Cohasset Sewer District comes on 
line and prior to the connection of any vacant lots. The purpose and intent of 
this language is to direct that the Old Farm Hill Condominium be connected to 
the Central Sewer District at the time that connections are available for other 
properties in the Central District, without requiring or awaiting a determination 
of actual flow into the system;" and 

that the Town vote to further amend Article 20 by striking the phrase "Mendel 
Road" from subparagraph (e) thereof and replacing it with "Olde Farm Hill 
Condominium," and 

further vote to approve the taking of lands or easements, by eminent domain 
or other legal process, for the purpose of connecting the properties of Olde 
Farm Hill Condominium to the Central Cohasset Sewer District and 
maintaining said connections, the expense of such takings to be the 
responsibility of the unit owners of Olde Farm Hill Condominium; and 
pursuant thereto, that the Town vote to further amend Article 20 by adding 
the following new paragraph: 

in the event that the residents of Mendel Road are unable to secure access 
or easement rights as described in subparagraph (e) within a time frame or 

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upon such terms which are satisfactory to the unit owners of Olde Fann Hill 
Condominium, then forthwith upon written request filed with the Town Clerk, 
and with due diligence, the Town shall take such lands or easements as are 
necessary and appropriate to accomplish the connection of the properties of 
Olde Farm Hill Condominium to the Central Cohasset Sewer District, the 
expense of such takings to be the responsibility of the unit owners of Olde 
Farm Hill Condominium. Upon completion of such takings the vote of Article 
20 shall be effective as if such access rights were secured by the residents of 
Olde Farm Hill Condominium in accordance with the language of 
subparagraph (e). 

CITIZENS' PETITION 

NAME ADDRESS 

Michael 8. Kent 3 Mendel Road 

Elizabeth Brennan 2 Mendel Road 

Susan Kent 3 Mendel Road 

Melissa Brennan 2 Mendel Road 

Colin Regan 277 Fairoaks Lane 

Tomica Bukowski 4 Mendel Road 

Mark Bumham 2 Mendel Road 

Kirk Bukowski 4 Mendel Road 

Leslie Ann Goines 5 Mendel Road 

Stacey Weaver 44 Nichols Road 

MOVED: 

Motion A: 

Moved that Article 20 of the December 6, 1999 Special Town Meeting, be 
amended by eliminating the language and requirements of subparagraph (d) 
of that article and replacing it with the following language: 

"(d) It is requested that the Sewer Commission connect such current 
condominium properties of Olde Farm Hill Condominium at such time that the 
Central Cohasset Sewer District comes on line and prior to the connection of 
any vacant lots.;" and 

further amend said Article 20 by striking the phrase "Mendel Road" from 
subparagraph (e) thereof and replacing it with "Olde Farm Hill Condominium". 

Motion B: 

Moved to authorize the Board of Selectmen to acquire by purchase gift or 
eminent domain such lands or easements for the purpose of connecting the 
properties of Olde Farm Hill Condominium to the Central Cohasset Sewer 

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District and maintaining said connections, the expense of such takings to be 
the responsibility of the unit owners of Olde Farm Hill Condominium; and 
pursuant thereto, and to amend Article 20 of the December 6, 1999 Special 
Town Meeting by adding the following new paragraph: 

"(f) in the event that the residents of Olde Farm Hill Condominium are unable 
to secure access or easement rights as described in subparagraph (e) within 
a time frame or upon such terms which are satisfactory to the unit owners of 
Olde Farm Hill Condominium, then the Board of Selectmen is authorized to 
acquire by purchase gift or eminent domain such lands or easements as are 
necessary and appropriate to accomplish the connection of the properties of 
Olde Farm Hill Condominium to the Central Cohasset Sewer District, the 
expense of such takings to be the responsibility of the unit owners of Olde 
Farm Hill Condominium. If the Board of Selectmen completes such takings 
the vote of Article 20 shall be effective as if such access rights were secured 
by the residents of Olde Farm Hill Condominium in accordance with the 
language of subparagraph (e)." 

Motion A adopted. 

Motion B a 2/3's vote required. Motion B adopted by the necessary 
2/3's. 

At 5:40 p.m. on motion made and seconded, the Moderator adjourned the 
meeting to Monday, March 27, 2000 at 7 p.m. at the Cohasset High School 
Sullivan Gymnasium. 

MONDAY EVENING MARCH 27, 2000 

Monday night checkers previously appointed by the Town Clerk reported to 
work at 6:30 p.m. Tellers were appointed by the Moderator. The Moderator 
called the meeting to order at 7:25 p.m. and a quorum of 100 was present at 
that time. The registered voters checked in on the voting list totaled 1 55. 

Article 20: 

To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from available 
funds, and/or borrow pursuant to any applicable statute, a sum or sums of 
money, to be expended by the Town Manager, for the purpose of providing 
the Town's share of the cost of improvements to Cohasset Harbor, said funds 
only to be expended on successful award of a grant by the Department of 
Environmental Management. 

Moved that One Hundred Nine Thousand Five Hundred ($109,500.00) 
Dollars be hereby appropriated, to be expended by the Town Manager, for 
the purpose of providing the Town's fifty (50%) percent share of the cost of 
improvements to Cohasset Harbor, said funds only to be expended on 

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successful award of a matching grant by the Department of Environmental 
Management, that to fund this appropriation, the Treasurer, with the approval 
of the Board of Selectmen, is hereby authorized to borrow One Hundred Nine 
Thousand Five Hundred ($109,500.00) Dollars, under and pursuant to 
Chapter 44, Section 7 of the Massachusetts General Laws, as amended, or 
any other enabling authority, and to issue bonds or notes of the Town, 
therefore. 

A 2/3 vote required. Motion adopted unanimously by the necessary 

2/3's. 

Article 21: 

To see if the Town will vote to create the position of Director of Finance/Town 
Accountant, to be appointed by the Town Manager, in accordance with 
Section 6(1) of Chapter 34 of the Acts of 1997 and, further, to have the Offices 
of Treasurer/Collector and Deputy Assessor report to the Director of 
Finance/Town Accountant, by adopting the following bylaw: by inserting a 
new Section 21 in Article IV, "Appointed Town Offices", entitled "Director of 
Finance/Town Accountanf as follows: 

Section 21 - DIRECTOR OF FINANCE/TOWN ACCOUNTANT 

The Director of Finance/Town Accountant shall be appointed by the Town 
Manager for a three (3) year term and shall be a person who Js specially 
qualified by training or experience to perform the duties of the position. 

The Director of Finance/Town Accountant shall submit financial reports as 
may be required to the Board of Selectmen and the Town Manager in a form 
approved by the Board of Selectmen. 

The following departments shall report to the Director of Finance/Town 
Accountant: Treasurer/Collector and Deputy Assessor. 

Except for the reporting requirements, there shall be no other changes in the 
offices of the Treasurer/Collector or Deputy Assessor. 

Moved to create the position of Director of Finance/Town Accountant, to be 
appointed by the Town Manager, in accordance with Section 6(i) of Chapter 
34 of the Acts of 1997 and, further, to have the Offices of Treasurer/Collector 
and Deputy Assessor report to the Director of Finance/Town Accountant, by 
adopting the following bylaw: by inserting a new Section 21 in Article IV, 
"Appointed Town Officers", entitled "Director of Finance/Town Accountant" as 
follows: 



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Section 21 - DIRECTOR OF FINANCE/TOWN ACCOUNTANT 

(a) The Director of Finance/Town Accountant shall be appointed by the Town 
Manager for a three (3) year temri and shall be a person who is specially 
qualified by training or experience to perform the duties of the position. 

The Director of Finance/Town Accountant shall submit financial reports as 
may be required to the Board of Selectmen and the Town Manager in a form 
approved by the Board of Selectmen. 

The following departments shall report to the Director of Finance/Town 
Accountant: Treasurer/Collector and Deputy Assessor. 

Except for the reporting requirements, there shall be no other changes in the 
offices of the Treasurer/Collector or Deputy Assessor. 

Motion adopted. 

Article 22: 

To see if the Town will vote to request its representatives in the General 
Court to introduce legislation to amend the Cohasset Town Manager Act 
(Chapter 34 of the Acts of 1 997), as follows: 

An Act further amending the Town Manager Act of Town of Cohasset 

Section 1 . Section 4(C)(iii) of chapter thirty-four of the acts and resolves 

of nineteen hundred and ninety-seven is hereby amended by deleting the 
second paragraph of Section 4(C)(iii) in Its entirety and inserting in its place 
the following new paragraph: 

"Department Heads not protected by civil service law or union contract shall 
have the right to appeal the town manager's decision to discharge to the 
board of selectmen. Said appeal shall be initiated by filing a written notice of 
appeal with the town manager within ten calendar days after receiving notice 
of such discharge. Said appeal shall be conducted pursuant to the personnel 
bylaw. 

Section 2. This Act shall take effect upon passage. 

Moved to request the Town's representatives in the General Court introduce 
legislation to amend the Cohasset Town Manager Act (Chapter 34 of the Acts 
of 1997), as follows: 

An Act further amending the Town Manager Act of the Town of Cohasset 



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Section 1 . Section 4(C)(iii) of chapter thirty-four of the acts and resolves 

of nineteen hundred and ninety-seven is hereby amended by deleting the 
second paragraph of Section 4(C)(iii) in its entirety and inserting in its place 
the following new paragraph: 

"A Department Head not protected by civil service law or union contract shall 
have the right to appeal the town manager's decision to discharge to the 
board of selectmen. Said appeal shall be initiated by filing a written notice of 
appeal with the town manager within ten calendar days after receiving notice 
of such discharge. Said appeal shall be conducted pursuant to the Town of 
Cohasset's personnel by-law." 

Section 2. This Act shall take effect upon passage. 

Motion adopted unanimously. 

Article 23: 

To see if the Town will vote to amend Article XIV of the General Bylaws, 
"Wetlands Protection", Section 2, by adding the following new paragraphs as 
follows: 

within twenty-five (25) feet of any isolated land subject to flooding and any 

isolated vegetated wetland. 

within twenty-five (25) feet of a vernal pool,' 

And further, to amend Article XIV of the General Bylaws, "Wetlands 
Protection", Section 8, adding after the word "assigns" in the first sentence, 
the following new sentences: 

"A Vernal Pool shall include any temporary ponding area that holds water for 
two (2) consecutive months between December 31 ^^ and June 30'^ in a given 
year, and that meets the criteria for state certification, whether or not it is so 
certified. The Vernal Pool should be capable of providing habitat for obligate 
and facultative wetlands wildlife species. Isolated Land Subject to Flooding, 
includes any ponding area within a depression that provides a temporary 
storage area of standing water, with no minimum size criteria. Isolated 
Vegetated Wetland includes any vegetated wetland area containing greater 
than fifty (50%) percent wetland vegetation, hydric soils, and seasonal high 
groundwater conditions. Isolated Vegetated Wetland do not have to border a 
waterbody or flowing stream. Riverfront Area is that area of land within two 
hundred (200') feet of a perennial river, with the two hundred (200') feet 
Riverfront Zone being measured from the annual mean high water line of the 
subject perennial river. The two hundred (200') feet Riverfront Zone shall 
include a one hundred (100') feet Inner Zone and a one hundred (100') feet 
Outer Zone." 



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Moved to amend Article XIV of the General Bylaws, "Wetlands Protection", 
Section 2, by adding the following new paragraphs as follows: 

(e) within twenty-five (25) feet of any isolated land subject to flooding and 
any isolated vegetated wetland. 

(f) within twenty-five (25) feet of a vernal pool.; 

and, further, to amend Article XIV of the General Bylaws, "Wetlands 
Protection", Section 8, adding after the word "assigns" in the first sentence, 
the following new sentences: 

"A Vernal Pool shall include any temporary ponding area that holds water for 
two (2) consecutive months between December 31st and June 30th in a 
given year, and that meets the criteria for state certification, whether or not it 
is so certified. The Vernal Pool should be capable of providing habitat for 
obligate and facultative wetland wildlife species. Isolated Land Subject to 
Flooding includes any ponding area within a depression that provides a 
temporary storage area of standing water, with no minimum size criteria. 
Isolated Vegetated Wetland includes any vegetated wetland area containing 
greater than fifty (50%) percent wetland vegetation, hydric soils, and 
seasonal high groundwater conditions. Isolated Vegetated Wetland do not 
have to border a waterbody or flowing stream. Riverfront Area is that area of 
land within two hundred (200') feet of a perennial river, with the two hundred 
(200') feet Riverfi-ont Zone being measured from the annual mean high water 
line of the subject perennial river. The two hundred (200') feet Riverfront 
Zone shall include a one hundred (100') feet Inner Zone and a one hundred 
(100') feet Outer Zone." 

Motion adopted. 

Article 24: 

To see if the Town will vote to accept the following general bylaw entitled 
"Fire Alarm System Regulations" as Section 27A of Article VII of the General 
Bylaws of the Town and to rename the existing Section 27 as "Burglar Alarm 
System Regulations": 

FIRE ALARM SYSTEM REGULATIONS 

§1. Definitions. 

For the purpose of this section, the following terms, phrases, words and their 
definitions shall have the meaning given herein. When not inconsistent with 
the context, words used in the present tense include the future; words used in 
the plural number include the singular number; and words in the singular 



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include the plural number. The word "shall" is always mandatory and not 
merely directory. 

ALARM SYSTEM. The term "Alarm System" means either a "Fire Alarm 
System" or "Other Alarm System" as described below: 

FIRE ALARM SYSTEM. The term "Fire Alarm System" means an assembly 
of equipment and devices or a single device such as a single station unit 
which plugs directly into an electrical connection, or a device which has its 
own battery power, arranged to signal the presence of Fire, Heat, Smoke or 
other hazard requiring urgent attention and to which the Fire Department is 
expected to respond. Burglar alarm systems and alarm systems which 
monitor movement, vibration or unauthorized intrusion into a premises are 
specifically excluded from the provisions of this section. 

(li) Failure to establish and maintain an emergency list of at least two (2) 

persons or employees suitable for notification shall constitute a violation 
punishable by a fine of fifty ($50.00) dollars. 

(ill) Failure to comply with the penalties established in this section may 
result in a written order from the Chief of the Fire Department causing all 
connections to the user's Alarm System to be removed from the Cohasset 
Fire Department. 

Moved to accept the following general bylaw entitled "Fire Alarm System 
Regulations" as Section 27A of Article VII of the General Bylaws of the Town 
and to rename the existing Section 27 as "Burglar Alarm System 
Regulations": 

FIRE ALARM SYSTEM REGULATIONS 

§1 . Definitions. 

For the purpose of this section, the following terms, phrases, words and their 
definitions shall have the meaning given herein. When not inconsistent with 
the context, words used in the present tense include the future; words used 
in the plural number include the singular number; and words in the singular 
include the plural number. The word "shall" is always mandatory and not 
merely directory. 

(i) ALARM SYSTEM. The term "Alarm System" means either a "Fire 

Alarm System" or "Other Alarm System" as described below: 

(a) FIRE ALARM SYSTEM. The term "Fire Alarm System" means an 
assembly of equipment and devices or a single device such as a single 
station unit which plugs directly into an electrical connection, or a device 
which has its own battery power, arranged to signal the presence of Fire, 

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Heat, Smoke or other hazard requiring urgent attention and to which the Fire 
Department is expected to respond. Burglar alarm systems and alarm 
systems which monitor movement, vibration or unauthorized intrusion into a 
premises are specifically excluded from the provisions of this section. 

(b) OTHER ALARM SYSTEMS. The term "Other Alarm System" means 
an assembly of equipment and devices or a single device such as a single 
station unit which plugs directly Into an electrical connection, or a device 
arranged to signal the presence of a hazard or hazardous situation requiring 
urgent attention and to which the Fire Department is expected to respond. 
Other alarm systems may include, but are not restricted to, a system which is 
designed to detect the presence of a hazardous, flammable, explosive, toxic, 
corrosive or otherwise harmful gas, liquid or solid. Burglar alarm systems 
and alarm systems which monitor movement, vibration or unauthorized 
intrusion Into a premises are specifically excluded from the provisions of this 
section. 

(ii) FALSE ALARM. The term "False Alarm" means: 

(a) The activation of an alarm system through mechanical failure, 
malfunction, improper installation, or negligence of the user of an alarm 
system or his employees or agents. 

(b) Any signal or oral communication transmitted to the Fire Department 
requesting or requiring or resulting In a response on the part of the Fire 
Department when in fact there has been no activation due to the presence of 
Fire, Heat, Smoke, or other hazardous condition. 

(c) For the purpose of either (a) or (b) above, activation of alarm 
systems due to an act of God, Including, but not limited to, power outages, 
hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, and similar weather or atmospheric 
disturbances shall not be deemed to be false alarms. 

§2. CONTROL AND CURTAILMENT OF SIGNAL EMITTED BY FIRE OR 
HAZARD ALARM SYSTEMS. 

(i) Every alarm user shall submit to the Chief of the Fire Department the 

names and telephone numbers of at least two (2) other persons who are 
authorized to respond to an emergency signal transmitted by an alarm 
system and who can open the premises wherein the Alarm System is 
installed. It shall be incumbent upon the owner of said premises to 
immediately notify the Cohasset Fire Department of any changes in the list of 
authorized persons or employees so named in the alarm listing. 

(ii) In order to protect against the situation where an alarm user or his 

designee is unable to respond to open the premises for investigation and 
abate the signal or noise emitted by the alarm system, the Cohasset Fire 

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Department shall be issued a key and detailed instructions In order to enter 
and reset or discontinue the audible or visual alann(s). The owner or his 
designee shall be responsible for providing security, if necessary, in the event 
that the Alarm System cannot be properly reset and placed back in service. 

(ill) No Alarm System which is designed to transmit emergency 
messages or signals of fire or other hazards to the Cohasset Fire Department 
shall be tested or taken out of service for maintenance, alteration, or repair 
unless the Fire/Police Dispatcher has been notified. Unauthorized tests or 
activations due to failure of the owner or his agents to comply with the 
specifications of this section shall constitute a False Alamri. 

§3. Penalties. 

(!) The user shall be assessed two hundred fifty ($250.00) dollars as a 

False Alarm Service Fee for each False Alarm in excess of three (3) 
occurring within a calendar year. The Chief of the Fire Department shall 
notify the alarm user by certified mall of such violation and said user shall 
submit payment within thirty (30) days of said notice to the Cohasset Fire 
Department for deposit into the General Fund. 

Failure to establish and maintain an emergency list of at least two (2) persons 
or employees suitable for notification shall constitute a violation punishable by 
a fine of fifty ($50.00) dollars. 

Failure to comply with the penalties established in this section may result in a 
written order from the Chief of the Fire Department causing all connection to 
the user's Alarm System to be removed from the Cohasset Fire Department. 

Motion adopted unanimously. 

Article 25: 

To see if the Town will vote to amend Article VII of the General Bylaws, 
"Safety and Public Order", Section 30, 

by striking the following words from the first sentence of subparagraph (c) 
"engaged in the retail sale of food:, so as to read: 

No store or place of business shall accept delivery of any item for sale 

between the hours of 1 1 :00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. 

and 

by adding a new subparagraph (d) as follows: 

(d) No person shall operate heavy construction equipment between the 
hours of 11:00 pm. and 7:00 a.m. This provision shall not apply to the 
operation of snow removal by the Town or private contractor or to the 

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operation of equipment by the Town, any utility company or private contractor 
operating for the protection of the public health or the public safety or the 
operation of trash removal vehicles pursuant to Chapter 11, Section 31 A of 
the General Laws in business commercial and Industrial zones 

Moved to amend Article VII of the General Bylaws, "Safety and Public Order", 
Section 30, 

1. by striking the following words from the first sentence of 
subparagraph (c): "engaged in the retail sale of food", so as to read: 

(c) No store or place of business shall accept delivery of any item for sale 
between the hours of 1 1 :00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m.; and 

2. by adding a new subparagraph (d) as follows: 

No person shall operate heavy construction equipment between the hours of 
1 1 :00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. This provision shall not apply to the operation of 
snow removal by the Town or private contractor or to the operation of 
equipment by the Town, any utility company or private contractor operating 
for the protection of the public health or the public safety or the operation of 
trash removal vehicles pursuant to Chapter 11, Section 31 A of the General 
Laws, in business, commercial and industrial zones. 

Motion adopted unanimously. 

Proclamation offered by Roseanne McMorris, Member of the Board of 
Selectmen 

WHEREAS, JOSEPH D. BUCKLEY has served the interests of the Town of 
Cohasset in many exemplary voluntary capacities: with the local Boy Scouts, 
the Little League, the Advisory Committee, as a driver of the Shuttle Bus for 
the elderly, as a SHINE volunteer, and on the Board of Directors of the 
Council on Aging, giving unstintingly of his time and expertise in assisting 
both young and old; and 

WHEREAS, despite a serious debilitating accident in 1993 resulting in the 
loss of a leg, he made a remarkable recovery and resumed his voluntary 
activities with great spirit and renewed vigor; and 

WHEREAS, he was recognized as "Citizen of the Year" in 1995 for his many 
outstanding achievements; and 

WHEREAS, he further served the Town of Cohasset as Treasurer-Collector 
from 1996 to 1999, during which time the Town's municipal credit rating was 
remarkably improved; and 



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WHEREAS, his magnanimous personality and unassuming helpfulness has 
endeared him to all those with whom he has been associated over the many 
years of his active service; 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that we, the Board of Selectmen of 
the Town of Cohasset, acknowledge with great admiration and appreciation 
his many valuable contributions to the welfare of his fellow townspeople. 

GIVEN under our hands and the seal of the TOWN OF COHASSET this 
twenty-eight day of March, in the year Two Thousand. 

Proclamation adopted unanimously. 



Article 26: 

To see if the Town will vote to amend Article IX, : Harbor:, Section 1(b) of the 
General Bylaws of the Town of Cohasset, to include the words "but shall 
specifically include all waters within the Town of Cohasset lying west and 
south of the Border Street Bridge known as "the Gulf, so that the entire 
section 1(b) of Article IX would read as follows: 

"Cohasset Harbor consists of the body of water lying inside a straight line 
projected across the channel from White Head Dolphin at Long's Point to 
White Rock and shall not include the channel extending seaward beyond that 
point, but shall specifically include all waters within the Town of Cohasset 
lying west and south of the Border Street Bridge known as the Gulf." 

Moved to amend Article IX, "Harbor", Section 1 (b) of the General Bylaws of 
the Town of Cohasset, to include the words "but shall specifically include all 
waters within the Town of Cohasset lying west and south of the Border Street 
Bridge known as 'the Gulf", so that the entire section 1 (b) of Article IX would 
read as follows: 

"Cohasset Harbor consists of the body of water lying inside a straight line 
projected across the channel from White Head Dolphin at Long's Point to 
White Rock and shall not include the channel extending seaward beyond that 
point, but shall specifically include all waters within the Town of Cohasset 
lying west and south of the Border Street Bridge known as 'the Gulf." 

Motion adopted unanimously. 

Article 27: 

To see if the Town will vote to amend Article VII - "Public Safety and Order" 
of the General Bylaws by adding a new Section 37 entitled "Underage 
Purchase of Tobacco Products" as follows: 

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Any person under the age stipulated in Massachusetts General Laws, 
Chapter 270, Section 6 who buys or uses a cigarette, chewing tobacco, snuff, 
or any tobacco in any of its fonns shall be punished by a fine of $50 for the 
first offense, a fine of $100 for the second offense, and a fine of $200 for any 
third or subsequent offense. 

The parent or guardian of the person violating section (a) Is liable for the 
payment of the fine. 

CITIZENS' PETITION 

NAME ADDRESS 

Alexander Koines 380 Atlantic Ave. 

Rustam K. Devitre 430 Atlantic Avenue 

Mary S. Edmonds 76 Pond Street 

Tanna B. Kasperowicz 172 South Main Street 

Bruce Edmonds 76 Pond Street 

Joseph D. Buckley 28 Linden Drive 

Mark Bell 460 King Street 

Catherine Davis 52 Linden Drive 

Thomas L. Gruber 8 Pratt Court 

Alfred G. Odermatt 2 Norman Todd Lane 

Moved to amend Article VII - "Public Safety and Order" of the General 
Bylaws by adding a new Section 38 entitled "Underage Purchase of Tobacco 
Products" as follows: 

"Section 38 Underage Purchase of Tobacco Products 

(a) Any person under the age stipulated In Massachusetts General 
Laws, Chapter 270, Section 6 who buys or uses a cigarette, chewing 
tobacco, snuff, or any tobacco in any of its forms shall be punished by a fine 
of $50 for the first offense, a fine of $100 for the second offense, and a fine of 
$200 for any third or subsequent offenses. 

(b) The parent or guardian of the person violating section (a) Is liable for 
the payment of the fine." 

Amendment offered by Alex Koines. 

Any person under the age stipulated in Massachusetts General Laws, 
Chapter 270, Section 6 who buys a cigarette, chewing tobacco, snuff, or any 
tobacco in any of its forms shall be punished by a fine of $50 for the first 
offense, a fine of $100 for the second offense, and a fine of $200 for any third 
or subsequent offenses. 



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Amendment adopted. Hand count; Yes 64; No 69. Main motion as 
amended is defeated. 

Resolutions offered by Mark DeGiacomo, Chairman of the School 
Committee. 

WHEREAS, Kathy Ofsthun is completing her three year term as an elected 
member of the Cohasset School Committee; and 

WHEREAS, in addition to her time on the School Committee, Kathy has 
served in several volunteer capacities in Town including as past President of 
the Cohasset PSO and as a Little League Coach; and 

WHEREAS, during her tenure on the Cohasset School Committee, Kathy has 
often served as a lightening rod for the Committee, a role she gladly took on 
with style and grace; and 

WHEREAS, Kathy has never wavered in her thoughtful support of the 
schools and the children of Cohasset; and 

WHEREAS, Kathy's thoughtful, reasoned approach to all issues that came 
before her as well as her quick wit will be sorely missed by all who have had 
the pleasure to work with her. 

NOW THEREFORE, be it resolved by this Annual Town Meeting on behalf of 
all the citizen's of the Town of Cohasset that we communicate our sincere 
gratitude and appreciation for the efforts of Kathy Ofsthun. 

Resolution adopted unanimously. 

WHEREAS, Betsy Connolly is completing the term to which she was elected 
as a member of the Cohasset School Committee; and 

WHEREAS, last year Betsy Connolly stepped forward to run for School 
Committee when a former member of the School Committee resigned before 
the expiration of his term; and 

WHEREAS, Betsy has brought boundless enthusiasm and energy to her job 
as a School Committee Member, the most recent example being the fact that 
she hosted over thirty coffees during the last several weeks to ensure 
everyone was educated concerning the School Construction Project; and 

WHEREAS, Betsy has also made a substantial contribution to the Committee 
as a result of her the substantial knowledge she has gained as a career 
educator; and 



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WHEREAS, Betsy promises to come back after her son graduates from high 
school 

NOW THEREFORE, be it resolved by this Annual Town Meeting on behalf of 
all the citizen's of the Town of Cohasset that we communicate our sincere 
gratitude and appreciation for the efforts of Betsy Connolly. 

Resolution adopted unanimously. 

Article 28: 

To see if the Town will vote to amend Section 12.5 of the Zoning Bylaws by 
striking the sentence: "A variance may authorize a use not otherwise 
permitted in the district in which the land or structure is located, provided that 
such use is specifically permitted by this bylaw."; in its entirety, and inserting 
in place thereof, the following new sentence: "A variance may authorize a use 
not otherwise permitted in the district in which the land or structure is located, 
provided that such use is specifically permitted by this bylaw; and further 
provided that no variance may be granted to allow a sanitary landfill use or 
other solid waste facility use in the Water Resource District established 
pursuant to Section 14 of this bylaw.'" 

and further, to amend Section 6 of Article III, Board of Health, of the General 
Bylaws, by inserting the following new subsection: 

(h) The Board of Health shall not grant a site assignment for a proposed solid 
waste facility or any portion thereof located within the Water Resource 
District, where solid waste facilities are a prohibited use. 

CITIZENS' PETITION 

NAME ADDRESS 

John K. McNabb, Jr. 53 Pond Street 

Michael F. McNabb 662 Jerusalem Road 

Bruce F. McKinnon 70 Fairoaks Lane 

Keith Moskow 98 Gammons Road 

James L. Kinch 77 Forest Avenue 

Martha K. Gjesteby 81 Old Pasture Road 

Peter J. Pratt 75 Ripley Road 

Constance Afshar 141 South Main Street 

Margaret Chapman 25 Virginia Lane 

Kevin F. O'Donnell 248 King Street 

Moved to amend Section 12.5 of the Zoning Bylaws by striking the sentence: 
"A variance may authorize a use not otherwise permitted in the district in 
which the land or structure is located, provided that such use is specifically 

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permitted by this bylaw." ; in Its entirety, and inserting in place thereof, the 
following new sentence: "A variance may authorize a use not othen^^ise 
permitted in the district in which the land or structure is located, provided that 
such use is specifically permitted by this bylaw; and further provided that no 
variance may be granted to allow a sanitary landfill use or other solid waste 
facility use in the Water Resource District established pursuant to Section 14 
of this bylaw."; 

and, further, to amend Section 6 of Article III, Board of Health, of the General 
Bylaws, by inserting the following new subsection: 

(h) The Board of Health shall not grant a site assignment for a proposed 
solid waste facility or any portion thereof located within the Water Resources 
District, where solid waste facilities are a prohibited use. 

A 2/3 vote required. Motion adopted unanimously. 



Article 29: 

To see if the Town will vote to amend Article VII, Safety and Public Order, of 
the General Bylaws, by inserting the following new section: 

SECTION 36 SOLID WASTE FACILITY PUBLIC PROCESS BYLAW 

(a) Preamble. This Section establishes public participation requirements 
for the Board of Health while considering applications for site assignment for 
a new solid waste facility, and for the regulation of a facility which has already 
received a site assignment. 

(b) Purpose. The purpose of this Section is to protect the rights of the 
people of Cohasset to clean air and water guaranteed by Article 97 of the 
Articles of Amendment to the Massachusetts Constitution, and to protect their 
right to petition government guaranteed by the Massachusetts Constitution, 
Article 19 of the Declaration of Rights, and by the First Amendment to the 
United States Constitution. 

(c) Authority. This Section Is adopted pursuant to the Home Rule 
Amendment of the Massachusetts Constitution, Article 89 of the Articles of 
Amendment, independent of the provisions of Section 1 50A of Chapter 1 1 1 of 
the General Laws and regulations promulgated thereto. 

(d) Proposed Facilities Site Assignment Hearings - Public Process. 

Site Assignment Hearings for proposed solid waste facilities, as defined by 
Section 150A of Chapter 111, are public hearings which should provide the 

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maximum possible opportunity for public participation. In addition to the 
procedures required by state law and regulations: 

(1) At least twenty-one (21) days prior to commencement of the public 
hearing, the Board of Health shall require the applicant to place a large 4 foot 
by 8 foot sign at the proposed site, on the nearest public way, which states In 
a clearly readable typeface that "This is a proposed site of a (type of facility) 
proposed by (name of applicant). A public hearing on the application will be 
held (date) (time) at (location). For more information, contact (name, title, 
phone number and address of Board of Health contact)," and shall contain a 
brief description of the project and where application materials can be 
reviewed. 

The Board of Health shall hold a public informational meeting, at least seven 
(7) days prior to the commenceririent of the public hearing, where the 
applicant shall be invited to give a short presentation and answer questions 
from the attendees, and where any member of the audience may ask 
questions 

At least twenty-one (21) days prior to commencement of the site assignment 
hearing, the Board of Health shall send a copy of the required notice of the 
site assignment hearing which shall include a brief description of the project, 
the date, time and location of the informational meeting, how residents can 
participate in the hearing, and where application materials can be reviewed, 
by first class mail to all residents and landowners located within one mile of 
the proposed site, including residents and landowners in an abutting town if 
the proposed site is within one-half mile of that town (an "abutting town"). 
At least twenty-one (21) days prior to commencement of the site assignment 
hearing, the Board of Health shall fonA^ard a copy of the application for site 
assignment at the Paul Pratt Memorial Library and at a public library in an 
abutting town, if any, and on the Internet. 

At least twenty-one (21) days prior to commencement of the site assignment 
hearing, the Board of Health shall publish notice as a large display 
advertisement in a nonlegal section of one or more newspapers of general 
circulation in Cohasset and an abutting town, if any, which shall include notice 
of the informational meeting and where the application materials may be 
reviewed, and shall send the notice as a press release to all newspapers and 
media outlets which circulate in the town(s). 

(6) The Board of Health shall provide for either live public broadcast of 
the hearings on the local cable access channel, or if that is not feasible, for 
the videotaping of the hearing for later broadcast. 

(7) The Board of Health shall include in all public notices an 
announcement that written comments will be accepted, and the deadline for 
accepting such comments, and shall waive any regulatory requirements for 
prior public notice or registration of such comments. 

(e) Regulation of Solid Waste Facilities - Public Process: General Laws, 
Section 150A, Chapter 111 requires that every person maintaining or 
operating a solid waste facility shall operate the facility in such manner as will 

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protect public health and safety and the environment. Upon determination by 
the Board of Health that the operation or maintenance of such a facility 
results in a threat to public health and safety or the environment, the Board 
may rescind, suspend, or modify the site assignment following due notice and 
a public hearing. In addition to the procedures required by state law and 
regulations: 

Any ten (10) or more residents of Cohasset or of an abutting town, if any, 
may petition the Board of Health in writing alleging that a solid waste facility Is 
operating in violation of its site assignment or of any applicable law, 
regulation, order, or bylaw or that the maintenance or operation of a solid 
waste facility results in a threat to public health or safety or the environment. 
When an allegation is made that a solid waste facility is in violation of any 
applicable law, regulation, order, or bylaw, or that the maintenance or 
operation of a solid waste facility results in a threat to public health or safety 
or the environment, the burden of proof shall be on the owner or operator of 
the solid v/aste facility to prove that the facility is not in violation or that the 
operation of the facility does not result in a threat to public health, safety, or 
the environment, as the case may be. 

(3)No later than twenty-one (21) days following receipt of such a petition, the 
Board of Health shall schedule a preliminary hearing. The purpose of the 
preliminary hearing shall be to decide whether the Board should schedule a 
site assignment hearing pursuant to Section 150A of Chapter 111 of the 
General Laws to consider whether to rescind, suspend, or modify the site 
assignment. 

The preliminary hearing shall be held no later than sixty (60) days following 
receipt of the petition. 

(5)Notice of the preliminary hearing shall be made at least twenty-one (21) 
days prior to the commencement of the hearing by notice printed in a display 
advertisement in every newspaper of general circulation in Cohasset and an 
abutting town, if any. Said notice shall Include the entire text or a concise 
summary of the petition, the date, time, and place of the preliminary hearing, 
and the deadline for submitting written comments to the Board of Health on 
the petition. 

(6)The preliminary hearing shall be conducted as follows: The petitioners 
shall first describe the basis for their petition. Then, the owner or operator of 
the affected facility shall be given a reasonable opportunity to respond. The 
Board shall then allow public testimony, and shall accept written comments 
for a specific period of time that shall be announced at the preliminary 
hearing. The hearing shall be conducted as informally as possible, and shall 
not follow the rules of evidence commonly followed in the courts. Any 
resident of Cohasset or an abutting town, If any, shall be allowed to present 
oral or written testimony during the hearing. 

(7)No later than thirty (30) days following the conclusion of the preliminary 
hearing, the Board shall render a written decision whether or not to convene 
a site assignment hearing pursuant to Section 150A, Chapter 111 of the 



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General Laws to consider whether the site assignment should be rescinded, 
suspended, or modified. 

(f) Regulatory Site Assignment Hearing - Public Process: The Board of 
Health shall follow the same public participation process provided in 
subsection (e) which apply to new site assignment applications for the site 
assignment hearings held to consider whether to rescind, suspend, to modify 
a site assignment. 

Severability. Each of the paragraphs within this Section shall be construed 
as separate to the end that if any sentence, clause or phrase thereof shall be 
held invalid for any reason the remainder of that paragraph and all other 
paragraphs of this Section shall continue in force. 

CITIZENS' PETITION 

NAME ADDRESS 

John K. McNabb, Jr. 53 Pond Street 

Michael F. McNabb 662 Jerusalem Road 

Bruce F. McKinnon 70 Fairoaks Lane 

Keith Moskow 98 Gammons Road 

James L. Kinch 77 Forest Avenue 

Martha K. Gjesteby 81 Old Pasture Road 

Peter J. Pratt 75 Ripley Road 

Constance Afshar 141 South Main Street 

Margaret Chapman 25 Virginia Lane 

Kevin F. O'Donnell 248 King Street 

Moved to amend Article VII, Safety and Public Order, of the General Bylaws, 
by inserting the following new section: 

SECTION 37 SOLID WASTE FACILITY PUBLIC PROCESS BYLAW 

(a) Preamble. This Section establishes public participation requirements 
to improve the public process following the filing of a site assignment 
application for a new solid waste facility. 

(b) Purpose. The purpose of this Section is to protect the rights of the 
people of Cohasset to clean air and water guaranteed by Article 97 of the 
Articles of Amendment to the Massachusetts Constitution, and to protect their 
right to petition government guaranteed by the Massachusetts Constitution, 
Article 19 of the Declaration of Rights, and by the First Amendment to the 
United States Constitution. 

(c) Authority. This Section is adopted pursuant to the Home Rule 
Amendment of the Massachusetts Constitution, Article 89 of the Articles of 

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Amendment, independent of the provisions of Section 1 50A of Chapter 1 1 1 of 
the General Laws and regulations promulgated thereto. 

(d) Proposed Solid Waste Facilities - Public Process. This bylaw 
establishes procedures to require an informational meeting by the Board of 
Health which is held following the filing of an application for a site assignment 
for a proposed solid waste facility. 

(1) The Board of Health shall hold a public informational meeting no later 
than forty-five (45) days following the receipt by the Board of a site 
assignment application for a proposed solid waste facility, where the applicant 
shall be invited to give a short presentation and answer questions from 
attendees. 

(2) At least fourteen (14) days prior to commencement of said 
informational meeting, the Board of Health shall require the applicant place a 
large 4 foot by 8 foot sign at the proposed site, on the property visible from 
the nearest public way, which states in a clearly readable typeface that "This 
is a proposed site of a (type of facility) proposed by (name of applicant). An 
informational meeting on the application will be held (date) (time) at (location). 
For more information, contact (name, title, phone number and address of 
Board of Health contact)," and which shall contain a brief description of the 
proposed project and where application materials can be reviewed. 

(3) At least fourteen (14) days prior to commencement of said 
informational meeting, the Board of Health shall send notice of said meeting, 
which shall Include a brief description of the project, the date, time and 
location of the meeting, how residents can participate in the meeting, and 
where application materials can be reviewed, by first class mail to all 
residents and landowners located within one mile of the proposed site, 
including residents and landowners in an abutting town if the proposed site is 
within one-half mile of that town (an "abutting town"). 

(4) At least fourteen (14) days prior to commencement of the 
informational meeting, the Board of Health shall forward a copy of the 
application for site assignment to the Paul Pratt Memorial Library and to the 
public library in an abutting town, if any, and place a copy on the Internet. 

(5) At least fourteen (14) days prior to commencement of the 
informational meeting, the Board of Health shall publish notice as a display 
advertisement in a nonlegal section of one or more newspapers of general 
circulation in Cohasset and an abutting town, if any, which shall include notice 
of the informational meeting and where the application materials may be 
reviewed, and shall send the notice as a press release to all newspapers and 
media outlets which circulate in the town(s). 

(6) The Board of Health shall provide for either live public broadcast of 
the Informational meeting on the local cable access channel, or if that is not 
feasible, for the videotaping of the informational meeting for later broadcast. 

(7) The Board of Health may assess upon the applicant the costs for 
complying with the provisions of this subsection relative to the informational 
meeting and providing notice thereof. Said applicant may contest the amount 



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so assessed and may request a hearing before the Board, who nnay then 
reconsider the amount of the assessment thereof. 

Severability. Each of the paragraphs within this Section shall be construed 
as separate to the end that if any sentence, clause or phrase thereof shall be 
held invalid for any reason the remainder of that paragraph and all other 
paragraphs of this Section shall continue in force. 

IVIotion adopted. 

Article 30: 

To see if the Town will vote to approve a petition to the General Court, 
accompanied by the following bill for a special law relating to the Town of 
Cohasset under Clause (1) of Section 8 of Article 2, as amended, of the 
Amendments to the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, to 
the end that legislation be adopted precisely as follow, except for clerical or 
editorial changes in form only: 

An Act to Establish a Special Procedure for Override Elections in the Town of 
Cohasset 

Section 1 . If it is not already indicated on the Ballot, the Town Clerk will 

post the amount of principal to be borrowed outside the limits of Proposition 2 
1/2 , so-called (Chapter 59, Section 21(C) as determined at the Town 
Meeting where the question is approved. This posting will be in each voting 
booth, in the place where absentee ballots can be obtained and any other 
location that the Town Clerk deems necessary. 

Section 2. This Act shall take effect upon passage. 

CITIZENS' PETITION 

NAME ADDRESS 

Lenora Jenkins 1 98 Jerusalem Road 

Joseph D. Buckley 28 Linden Drive 

Donald L. Trisler 52 Linden Drive 

Thomas L. Gruber 8 Pratt Court 

Catherine Davis 52 Linden Drive 

Marsha Silvia 445 Beechwood Street 

Raymond Kasperowicz 172 South Main Street 

Rustam K. Devitre 430 Atlantic Avenue 

Tanna B. Kasperowicz 172 South Main Street 

Richard Silvia 445 Beechwood Street 



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Moved to approve a petition to the General Court, accompanied by the 
following bill for a special law relating to the Town of Cohasset under Clause 
(1) of Section 8 of Article 2, as amended, of the Amendments to the 
Constitution of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, to the end that 
legislation be adopted precisely as follows, except for clerical or editorial 
changes in form only: 

Section 1 . If It is not already Indicated on the Ballot, the Town Clerk will 

post the amount of principal to be borrowed outside the limits of Proposition 
2/2, so-called (Chapter 59, Section 21 C) as determined at the Town Meeting 
where the question is approved. This posting will be in each voting booth, in 
the place where absentee ballots can be obtained and any other location that 
the Town Clerk deems necessary. 

Section 2. This Act shall take effect upon passage. 

Motion defeated. 

Article 31: 

To see if the Town will vote to include remedial septic systems of the same 
capacity to be a permitted use within the flood plain, as follows: By Inserting 
in Section 9.5(6), Allowed Uses within the Special Flood Plain and Watershed 
Protection District, after the words "water control structures", on line 2, and 
before the words, "water treatment storage", the following new term; remedial 
replacement septic systems of the same capacity as any pre-existing septic 
systems on the same lot or parcel. 

Moved that the Zoning Bylaws of the Town be amended to include remedial 
septic systems of the same capacity to be a permitted use within the flood 
plain, as follows: By inserting in Section 9.5(6), Allowed Uses within the 
Special Flood Plain and Watershed Protection District, after the words "water 
control structures", on line 2, and before the words, "water treatment storage", 
the following new term: 

"remedial replacement septic systems of the same capacity as any 
pre-existing septic systems on the same lot or parcel". 
A 2/3 vote required. Motion adopted unanimously. 

Article 32: 

To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen to sign an 
amended Intermunicipal Agreement for Cooperative Recycling on the South 
Shore, said copy of the proposed Agreement being on file in the Office of the 
Town Clerk. 



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Moved that the Board of Selectmen be authorized to sign an amended 
Intermunicipal Agreement for Cooperative Recycling on the South Shore, as 
on file with the Office of the Town Clerk. 
Motion adopted unanimously. 

Article 33: 

To see if the Town will vote to amend Section 31 of Article VII "Safety and 
Public Order" of the General Bylaws by inserting the following new section: 

"All persons who collect solid waste or other discarded material for hire from 
residences, businesses, or any address in the Town of Cohasset shall be 
required to recycle all materials designated as recyclable by vote of the Board 
of Selectmen; and, further, the Board of Selectmen is authorized to 
promulgate rules and regulations in connection with the management and 
administration of the mandatory recycling program for private haulers, to take 
effect on such date as determined by the Board of Selectmen. 

Moved that Section 31 of Article VII "Safety and Public Order" of the General 
Bylaws be hereby amended by inserting the following new section: 

"All persons who collect solid waste or other discarded material for hire from 
residences, businesses, or any address in the Town of Cohasset shall be 
required to recycle all materials designated as recyclable by vote of the Board 
of Selectmen; and, further, the Board of Selectmen is authorized to 
promulgate rules and regulations in connection with the management and 
administration of the mandatory recycling program for private haulers, to take 
effect on such date as determined by the Board of Selectmen." 

Motion adopted. 

Article 34: 

To see if the Town will vote to accept the provisions of Massachusetts 
General Law, Chapter 44, Section SZE'A, thereby establishing a revolving 
fund in Fiscal Year 2001, under the jurisdiction and control of the Town 
Manager, in the amount of five hundred thousand ($500,000.00) dollars to be 
spent in accordance with the Board of Health's On-Site Wastewater 
Management Plan, on file in the Office of the Board of Health, such fund to 
consist of all revenues generated by fees associated with the Board of 
Health's On-Site Wastewater Management Plan. 

Moved that a revolving fund be established under the provisions of 
Massachusetts General Law, Chapter 44, Section 53Ey2, in Fiscal Year 2001 , 
to be expended under the jurisdiction and control of the Town Manager, with 
a spending limit in the amount of five hundred thousand ($500,000.00) 
Dollars, to be spent in accordance with the Board of Health's On-Site 

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Wastewater Management Plan, on file in the Office of the Board of Health, 
such fund to consist of all revenues generated by the implementation of the 
Board of Health's On-Site Wastewater Management Plan. 

Motion adopted. 

Article 35: 

To see if the Town will vote to accept the provisions of Massachusetts 
General Law, Chapter 40, Section 58, to impose a Municipal Charges Lien for 
the fees associated with the implementation of the Board of Health's On-Site 
Wastewater Management Plan. 

Moved that the provisions of Massachusetts General Law, Chapter 40, 
Section 58, be hereby accepted, to impose a Municipal Charges Lien for the 
fees not paid by the due date associated with the Implementation of the 
Board of Health's On-Site Wastewater Management Plan. 

Motion adopted unanimously. 

Article 36: 

To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from available 
funds, and/or borrow a sum or sums of money, to be expended by the Town 
Manager, for the purpose of preparing a feasibility study to develop a plan for 
a sewer project in the Little Harbor Watershed.. 

Moved that Twenty Thousand ($20,000.00) Dollars be transferred from Line 
Item 911 "Benefits and Insurance - Property & Liability Insurance" of Article 3 
of the 1999 Annual Town Meeting, to be expended by the Town Manager, for 
the purpose of engaging engineering, architectural or other professional 
services in preparing a feasibility study to develop a plan for a sewer project 
in the Little Harbor Watershed. 

Motion adopted unanimously. 

Article 37 

To see if the Town will vote pursuant to Chapter 80, Section 13 of the 
General Laws of the Commonwealth, to set the interest rate for the 
apportionment of betterments assessed by the Sewer Commission in 
conjunction with the North Cohasset and Central Cohasset Sewer projects. 

Moved, pursuant to Chapter 80, Section 13 of the General Laws of the 
Commonwealth, an interest rate at not more than two (2%) percent above the 
net rate charged the Town for borrowed funds be set for betterments imposed 
In conjunction with the North Cohasset and Central Cohasset Sewer projects. 

Motion adopted unanimously. 

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Article 38: 

To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from available 
funds, and/or borrow fronn the Massachusetts Water Pollution Abatement 
Trust, or otherwise borrow pursuant to any applicable statute, a sum or sums 
of money, to be expended by the Town Manager, to design and implement 
repairs to the existing wastewater collection system to reduce 
infiltration/Inflow (I/I) entering the system. 

Moved that Fifty Thousand ($50,000.00) Dollars be hereby appropriated, to 
be expended by the Town Manager, to design and implement repairs to the 
existing wastewater collection system to reduce Infiltration/Inflow (I/I) entering 
the system, and, that to fund this appropriation, the Treasurer, with the 
approval of the Board of Selectmen, is hereby authorized to borrow Fifty 
Thousand ($50,000.00) Dollars, under and pursuant to Chapter 44, Section 7 
of the Massachusetts General Laws, as amended, or any other enabling 
authority, and to issue bonds or notes of the Town, therefore. 

A 2/3's vote required. Motion adopted unanimously. 

Article 39: 

To see if the Town will vote to establish a Wastewater Special Revenue 
Fund, under the jurisdiction and control of the Town Manager, in consultation 
with the Board of Sewer Commissioners for the collection of revenues from 
fees for use and operation of the North and Central Cohasset Sewer Districts, 
and for the funding of operation and maintenance costs and capital 
improvements costs, based upon the availability of funds, for the North 
Cohasset and Central Cohasset Sewer Districts, such funds shall be 
governed in Fiscal Year 2001 in accordance with the budget established 
under Article 3 of this Town Meeting. 

Moved to establish a Wastewater Special Revenue Fund, under the joint 
jurisdiction and control of the Board of Sewer Commissioners and Town 
Manager, for the collection of revenues from fees for use and operation of the 
North and Central Cohasset Sewer Districts, and for the funding of operation 
and maintenance costs and capital improvement costs, based upon the 
availability of funds, for the North Cohasset and Central Cohasset Sewer 
Districts, such funds shall be governed in Fiscal Year 2001 in accordance 
with the budget established under Article 3 of this Town Meeting. 

Motion adopted unanimously. 



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Article 41 : 

To see if the Town will vote to waive the payment of the building permit fee 
for the First Parish Church in Fiscal Year 2000 for the construction of their 
new Parish Hall. 

CITIZENS' PETITION 

NAME ADDRESS 

Diana T. Rousseau 44 Little Harbor Road 

Lincoln P. Bloomfield 37 Beach Street 

Nancy Sandell 24 Stevens Lane 

Irirangi Bloomfield 37 Beach Street 

Jane Goedecke 100 Nichols Road 

Joanne Chittick 98 South Main Street 

James Sandell 24 Stevens Lane 

Patricia W. Baird 55 Red Gate Lane 

Barbara W. Bliss 76 Summer Street 

Diana D. Kornet 67 Gammons Road 

Moved that the payment of the building permit fee for the First Parish Church 
in Fiscal Year 2000 for the construction of their new Parish Hall be hereby 
waived. 

Motion adopted. 

Article 1 : 

To act upon the reports of the various Town Officers as printed in the Annual 
Town Report for 1999. 

Moved that the reports of the various Town Officers as printed in the Annual 
Town Report for 1999 be accepted, and filed with the permanent records of 
the Town. 

Motion adopted. 

Moved that this meeting stand adjourned only for the election to be 
held on Saturday, April 8, 2000. Motion adopted unanimously at 5:45 
p.m. 

A True Record, ATTEST: 

Marion L. Douglas 
Town Clerk 



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ANNUAL TOWN ELECTION - APRIL 8, 2000 

The polls opened at 8 a.m. and closed at 6 p.m. 
Total Voters — 2588 Per Cent — 49% 

Absentee Voters — 250 Per Cent — 4% 

Election officers swom in by the Town Clerk. Marion Douglas at 7:45 a.m. 
were as follows: 





Carol St. Pierre 


Janice Rosano 






Shirley Tewksbury 


Jean Thompson 






Kathleen Rhodes 


Grace Tuckerman 




Margaret Hernan 


Dan Adams 






Louise Flint 


Janet MacLure 






Ann Barrett 


Debra Krupczak 






Margaret Bates 


Katherine Lincoln 


1 


SELECTMEN FOR THREE YEARS -- VOTE FOR ONE 






Pet. 1 


Pet. 2 TOTAL 


Leiand H. Jenkins 


282 


342 


624 


Robert H. Sturdy 


215 


190 


405 


Michael H. Sullivan 


731 


664 


1395 


Write-ins (scattering) 


3 


4 


7 


Blanks 


68 


89 


157 


TOTAL 


1299 


1289 


2588 


SCHOOL COMMITTEE FOR THREE YEARS ■ 


-VOTE FOR 2 




Richard F. Flynn 


801 


770 


1571 


Chartis L. Tebbetts 


838 


774 


1612 


Write-ins (scattering) 


15 


7 


22 


Blanks 


944 


1027 


1971 


TOTAL 


2598 


2578 


5176 


TRUSTEE PAUL PRATT MEMORIAL LIBRARY FOR THREE YEARS - 


VOTE FOR 3 








Agnes McCann 


716 


702 


1418 


Carol A. Riley 


829 


737 


1566 


Patience G. Towie 


824 


700 


1524 


Lance R. Norris 


398 


482 


880 


Write-ins (scattering) 


5 


4 


9 


Blanks 


1125 


1242 


2367 


TOTAL 


3897 


3867 


7764 



75 



ASSESSOR FOR THREE YEARS — VOTE FOR 1 

Pet. 1 Pet. 2 TOTAL 



Michael C. Patrolia 


876 


Write-ins (scattering) 


2 


Blanks 


421 


TOTAL 


1299 



902 1778 




4 6 




383 804 
1289 2588 




lRS — VOTE FOR 1 




160 


342 


64 


104 


1065 


2142 


1289 


2588 



BOARD OF HEALTH FOR THREE YEARS 

Margaret Chapman 182 

Write-ins (scattering) 40 

Blanks 1077 

TOTAL 1299 

COHASSET HOUSING AUTHORITY FOR FIVE YEARS — VOTE FOR 1 

Joanne Young 18 29 47 

Write-ins (scattering) 42 52 94 

Blanks 1239 1208 2447 

TOTAL 1299 1289 2588 

PLANNING BOARD FOR FIVE YEARS — VOTE FOR 1 

C. Christopher Ford 767 681 1448 

Randall D. Patterson 243 309 552 

Write-ins (scattering) 3 3 

Blanks 286 299 585 

TOTAL 1299 1289 2588 

RECREATION COMMISSION FOR FIVE YEARS — VOTE FOR 1 

Wallace St. John 36 

Write-ins (scattering) 35 

Blanks 1228 

TOTAL 1299 

SEWER COMMISSION FOR THREE YEARS 

Raimund G. Vanderweil, Jr. 822 

Write-ins (scattering) 24 

Blanks 453 

TOTAL 1299 1289 2588 



76 



44 


80 


50 


85 


1195 


2423 


1289 


2588 


VOTE FOR 1 




763 


1585 


8 


32 


518 


971 



WATER COMMISSION FOR THREE YEARS — VOTE FOR 1 

John K. McNabb, Jr. 883 841 1724 

Write-ins (scattering) 8 8 16 

Blanks 408 440 848 

TOTAL 1299 1289 2588 

Question #1 

Shall the Town of Cohasset be allowed to exempt from the provisions of 
proposition two and one half, so called, the amounts required to pay for the 
bonds issued in order to renovate, reconstruct, make extraordinary changes, 
furnish, and pay for the architectural fees, and all other related costs, to the 
Deer Hill Elementary School and Middle/High School for the creation of 
additional space, handicapped accessibility, and to meet the educational 
specifications established by the Cohasset School Committee? 

Yes 809 728 1537 

No 412 475 887 

Blanks 78 86 164 

TOTAL 1299 1289 2588 

The polls closed at 6 p.m. and the results were declared at 8:15 p.m. 

A True Record, ATTEST: 



Marion L. Douglas 
Town Clerk 



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Index Special Town Meeting - October 23, 2000 

Article # Description of Article 

1. Unpaid bills. Adopted unanimously. 

2. Departmental Transfers. Adopted unanimously. 

3. Additional appropriations. Adopted unanimously. 

4. New ambulance. Adopted. 

5. Fire Department Capital. Adopted. 

6. DPW equipment. Adopted. 

7. DPW - New Sweeper. Adopted. 

8. Conservation Fund. Adopted unanimously. 

9. Computer Hardware & Software. Adopted. 

10. Town Hall painting. Adopted unanimously. 

1 1 . Article withdrawn. 

12. Private ways repairs. Adopted unanimously. 

13. Assessors revaluation. Adopted unanimously. 

14. Jerusalem Road wall repairs. Adopted. 

15. Install irrigation wells. Adopted. 

16. Hagerty Property Improvements. Adopted. 

17. Lease Wing of Former Joseph Osgood. Adopted. 

18. Article withdrawn. 

19. Article withdrawn. 

20. MBTA Mitigation Assistance. Adopted. 

21 . Article withdrawn. 

22. Water Department Capital. Adopted unanimously. 

23. Bylaw change - Government Island Study Committee. Adopted 
unanimously. 

24. Woodside Cemetery Engineering. Adopted unanimously. 

25. Special Legislation - Cemetery. Adopted unanimously. 

26. Board of Health Revolving Fund. Adopted. 

27. St. Stephens Building Fee. Adopted 

28. Gravel Yard Engineering. Adopted. 

29. Article withdrawn. 



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Special Town Meeting - October 23, 2000 

At the Special Town Meeting held on Monday, October 23, 2000 at the 
Cohasset High School Sullivan Gymnasium the following articles were 
contained in the warrant and acted upon as follows. 

Checkers sworn in by the Town Clerk, Marion L. Douglas at 6:30 p.m. were 
Carol St. Pierre, Janice Rosano, Margaret Hernan, Kathleen Rhodes and 
Debra Krupczak. Tellers were appointed and sworn in by the Moderator, 
George L. Marlette, III. 

The Moderator called the meeting to order at 7:15 p.m. and a quorum of 100 
was present at that time. The registered voters checked in on the voting list 
totaled 189. Precinct 1 - 94 voters and precinct 2 - 95. 

Voted unanimously to dispense with the reading of the call of the Meeting 
and Return of Service having been examined by the Moderator and found to 
be in order. 

Moved the following rules of procedure be adopted for the October 23, 2000, 
Special Town Meeting: that at the beginning of the Special Town Meeting, 
the Moderator shall call aloud each of the articles printed in the warrant by 
number, that those articles for which any voter states a "hold" shall be held 
for further debate, that those articles upon which no hold has been placed 
shall all then and there all collectively, by one motion, be adopted in 
accordance with the proposed Town Manager's motions for each respective 
article and that the remaining articles that have been so held shall thereafter 
be called individually by the Moderator for separate debate and vote, unless 
at the time the article is called, the hold thereon is withdrawn, in which event 
the article shall then and there be voted upon without further debate. 

It was agreed to call each article Individuaiiy. 

ARTICLE 1: 

To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from available 
funds, and/or borrow pursuant to any applicable statute, a sum or sums of 
money, to be expended by the Town Manager, to pay for unpaid bills from 
previous fiscal years. 

Rosenberg & Schapiro $ 7, 530.00 

Robert W. Garrett, Esq. 4,932.00 

Imagemark Graphics 4,299.00 

Philip Dunn - Arbitrator 350.00 

TOTAL $17,111.00 



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ARTICLE 1: 

Moved that Seventeen Thousand One Hundred Eleven ($17,111.00) Dollars 
be, transferred from Surplus Revenue, to be expended by the Town 
Manager, to pay the following unpaid bills from previous fiscal years: 

Rosenberg & Schapiro $ 7, 530.00 

Robert W. Garrett, Esq. 4,932.00 

Imagemark Graphics 4,299.00 

Philip Dunn - Arbitrator 350.00 

TOTAL $17,111.00 

A 9/10 vote required. 

Motion adopted unanimously. 

ARTICLE 2: 

To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from available 
funds, and/or borrow pursuant to any applicable statute, a sum or sums of 
money, to be expended by the Town Manager, needed by various 
departmental budgets, as established by Article 3 of the March 25, 2000 
Annual Town Meeting, to complete the fiscal year ending June 30, 2001 . 

School Department $32.009.00 

Total $32,009.00 

ARTICLE 2: 

Moved that Thirty Two Thousand Nine ($32,009.00) Dollars, needed by the 
School Department to complete the Fiscal Year ending June 30, 2001, be 
transferred as follows: 

Transfer Funds From: 

Insurance Reimbursement $32,009.00 

Transfer Funds To: 

School Department Expenses $32,009.00 

Motion adopted unanimously. 

ARTICLE 3: 

To see what additional action the Town will vote to amend, modify, increase 
or decrease, or otherwise, to balance the Fiscal Year 2001 Operating Budget 
as voted in Article 3 of the March 25, 2000 Annual Town Meeting, and to see 
what additional sums the Town will vote to raise and appropriate from 

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available funds or otherwise, for the payment of the salaries and 
compensation, expenses, equipment and outlays, capital and otherwise, of 
the several Town Departments, for the current fiscal year 

Dept. Original Revised Increase/ 

No. ADDropriation Account ADproDriation Appropriation Decrease 

122 Board of Selectmen 

General Expenses $ 57,1 12.00 $65,1 12.00 $ 8,000.00 

151 Legal Budget 

General Expenses $125,000.00 $140,000.00 $15,000.00 

152 Miscellaneous 

Water Purchase $15,000.00 $35,000.00 $20,000.00 

210 Police Department 



Personal Services $ 1 
General Expenses $ 
Cruiser Purchase $ 


1,212,229.00 
62,575.00 
25,000.00 


$ 
$ 
$ 


1,276,229.00 
66,575.00 
54,000.00 


$ 64,000.00 
$ 4,000.00 
$ 29,000.00 


220 Fire Department 










General Expenses $ 
Hydrant Rental $ 


105,825.00 
68,723.00 


$ 
$ 


113,525.00 
132,698.00 


$ 7,700.00 
$ 63,975.00 


300 Cohasset Public Schools 








Total Cohasset Public Schools 

$ 9,251,555.00 


$ 9,551.555.00 


$300,000.00 



422 Department of Public Works 

General Expenses $449,534.00 $484,534.00 $ 35,000.00 

Building Maintenance $296,176.00$ $338,176.00 $42,000.00 

440 Sewers 

General Expenses $ 385,971.00 $ 241,271.00 ($144,700.00) 

541 Eider Affairs Board 

General Expenses $ 23,515.00 $ 35,515.00 $ 12,000.00 



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710 Debt Service 

Principal $679,392.00 $ 564,392.00 ($115,000.00) 

Interest $560,327.00 $ 501,340.00 ($ 58,987.00) 

Excluded Debt $1 ,503,145.00 $ 1 .480,507.00 ($ 22,638.00) 

911 Benefits and Insurance 

Health Insurance $ 1.030.000.00 $ 1.090.000.00 $ 60.000.00 

Total $15,851,079.00 $16,170,429.00 $319,350.00 

ARTICLE 3: 

Moved that the Town vote to amend, modify, increase or decrease, or 
otherwise, to balance the Fiscal Year 2001 Operating Budget as voted in 
Article 3 of the March 25, 2000 Annual Town Meeting, by decreasing the 
amount raised by taxation and other general revenues of the Town by One 
Hundred Forty Four Thousand Seven Hundred ($144,700.00) Dollars from 
Twenty Million Four Hundred Ten Thousand Four Hundred Eighteen 
($20,410,418.00) Dollars to Twenty Million Two Hundred Sixty Five Thousand 
Seven Hundred Eighteen ($20,265,718.00) Dollars and to transfer the sum of 
Four Hundred Sixty Four Thousand Fifty ($464,050.00) Dollars from Surplus 
Revenue, for the additional payment of the salaries and compensation, 
expenses, equipment and outlays, capital and otherwise, of the several Town 
Departments, for the current fiscal year as follows: 

Dept. Original Revised Increase/ 

No. Appropriation Account Appropriation Appropriation Decrease 

1 22 Board of Selectmen 

General Expenses$ 57,112.00$ 65,112.00 $ 8,000.00 

151 Legal Budget 

General Expenses$ 125,000.00 $ 140.000.00 $ 15,000.00 

152 Miscellaneous 

Water Purchase $ 15,000.00 $ 35,000.00 $ 20,000.00 

210 Police Department 

Personal Services$ 1,212,229.00 $ 1,282.229.00 $ 70,000.00 

General Expenses$ 62,575.00 $ 68.575.00 $ 6.000.00 

Cruiser Purchase $ 25,000.00 $ 54,000.00 $ 29,000.00 

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220 Fire Department 

General Expenses$ 105,825.00 $ 113.525.00 $ 7,700.00 

Hydrant Rental $ 68,723.00 $ 132,698.00 $ 63,975.00 

300 Cohasset Public Schools 

Total Cohasset Public Schools 

$ 9.251,555.00 $ 9,543,555.00 $292,000.00 

422 Department of Public Works 

General Expenses$ 449,534.00 $ 484,534.00 $ 35,000.00 

Building Maintenances 296,176.00$ 338,176.00 $ 42,000.00 

440 Sewers 

General Expenses$ 385,971.00 $ 241,271.00 ($144,700.00) 

541 Elder Affairs Board 

General Expenses$ 23,515.00 $ 35,515.00 $ 12,000.00 

710 Debt Service 

Principal $ 679,392.00 $ 564,392.00 ($115,000.00) 

Interest $ 560,327.00 $ 501,340.00 ($ 58,987.00) 

Excluded Debt $1,503,145.00 $1,480,507.00 ($22,638.00) 

91 1 Benefits and Insurance 

Health insurance $ 1.030.000.00 $ 1.090.000.00 $ 60.000.00 

Total $15,851,079.00 $16,170,429.00 $319,350.00 

Motion adopted unaninnously. 

ARTICLE 4: 

To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer fronn available 
funds, and/or borrow pursuant to any applicable statute, a sum or sums of 
money, to be expended by the Town Manager for the purpose of purchasing 
a new Type III, Class 1 Emergency Medical Vehicle for the Fire Department 
that will replace existing equipment, and to authorize the Town Manager to 
trade-in or otherwise dispose of such existing equipment. 



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ARTICLE 4: 

Moved that One Hundred Ten Thousand ($110,000.00) Dollars be hereby 
appropriated, to be expended by the Town Manager, for the purpose of 
purchasing and equipping a new Type III, Class 1 Emergency Medical 
Vehicle for the Fire Department that will replace existing equipment, and to 
authorize the Town Manager to trade-in or otherwise dispose of such existing 
equipment, and, that to fund this appropriation, the Treasurer, with the 
approval of the Board of Selectmen is hereby authorized to borrow One 
Hundred Ten Thousand ($110,000.00) Dollars, pursuant to Chapter 44, 
Section 7 of the Massachusetts General Laws, as amended, or any other 
enabling authority, and to issue bonds or notes of the Town therefore. 

A 2/3 vote required. 
Motion adopted. 

ARTICLE 5: 

To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from available 
funds, and/or borrow pursuant to any applicable statute, a sum or sums of 
money, to be expended by the Town Manager, for the purpose of purchasing 
and equipping the following new capital equipment that replaces existing 
equipment for the Fire Department, and to authorize the Town Manager to 
trade-in or otherwise dispose of such existing equipment: 

In-Line P.A.S.S. System 
NFPA Equipment Upgrade 

ARTICLE 5: 

Moved that Nineteen Thousand Five Hundred ($19,500.00) Dollars be 
transferred from Surplus Revenue, to be expended by the Town Manager, for 
the purpose of purchasing and equipping the following new capital equipment 
that replaces existing equipment for the Fire Department, and to authorize the 
Town Manager to trade-in or otherwise dispose of such existing equipment: 

In-Line P.A.S.S. System 
NFPA Equipment Upgrade 

Motion adopted. 

ARTICLE 6: 

To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from available 
funds, and/or borrow pursuant to any applicable statute, a sum or sums of 
money, to be expended by the Town Manager, for the purpose of purchasing 
and equipping the following new capital equipment that replaces existing 

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equipment for the Department of Public Works, and to authorize the Town 
Manager to trade-in or othen/vise dispose of such existing equipment. 

Two (2) Riding Lawn Mowers 
One-Ton Dump Truck 

ARTICLE 6: 

Moved that Sixty Five Thousand ($65,000.00) Dollars be transferred from 
surplus Revenue, to be expended by the Town Manager, for the purpose of 
purchasing and equipping the following new capital equipment that replaces 
existing equipment for the Department of Public Works, and to authorize the 
Town Manager to trade-in or othen/vise dispose of such existing equipment. 

Two (2) Riding Lawn Mowers 
One-Ton Dump Truck 
Motion adopted. 

ARTICLE 7: 

To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from available 
funds, and/or borrow pursuant to any applicable statute, a sum or sums of 
money, to be expended by the Town Manager, for the purpose of purchasing 
a new Street Sweeper for the Department of Public Works that will replace 
existing equipment, and to authorize the Town Manager to trade-in or 
otherwise dispose of such existing equipment. 

ARTICLE 7: 



Moved that Eighty Six Thousand ($86,000.00) Dollars be hereby 
appropriated, to be expended by the Town Manager, for the purpose of 
purchasing a new Street Sweeper for the Department of Public Works that 
will replace existing equipment, and to authorize the Town Manager to 
trade-in or otherwise dispose of such existing equipment, and, that to fund 
this appropriation, the Treasurer, with the approval of the Board of Selectmen 
is hereby authorized to borrow Eighty Six Thousand ($86,000.00) Dollars, 
pursuant to Chapter 44, Section 7 of the Massachusetts General Laws, as 
amended, or any other enabling authority, and to issue bonds or notes of the 
Town therefore. 

A 2/3 vote required. Motion adopted. 

ARTICLE 8: 

To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from available 
funds, and/or borrow pursuant to any applicable statute, a sum or sums of 



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money, to add to the Conservation Fund as authorized under M.G.L. c. 40, 
§8C. 

ARTICLE 8: 

Moved that Five Thousand ($5,000.00) Dollars be transferred from Surplus 
Revenue to add to the Conservation Fund as authorized under M.G.L. c. 40, 
§8C. 

Motion adopted unanimously. 

ARTICLE 9: 

To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from available 
funds, and/or borrow pursuant to any applicable statute, a sum or sums of 
money, to be expended by the Town Manager, to purchase new computer 
hardware and software for use at the Town Hall, and all other related costs. 

ARTICLE 9: 

Moved that Forty Thousand ($40,000.00) Dollars be transferred from Fiscal 
Year 2000 Additional Lottery Aid, to be expended by the Town Manager, to 
purchase new computer hardware and software for use at the Town Hall, and 
all other related costs. 

Motion adopted. 

ARTICLE 10: 

To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from available 
funds, and/or borrow pursuant to any applicable statute, a sum or sums of 
money, to be expended by the Town Manager, for the purpose of painting the 
Town Hall located on Highland Avenue, and all other related expenses. 

ARTICLE 10: 

Moved that Twenty Five Thousand ($25,000.00) Dollars be transferred from 
Surplus Revenue, to be expended by the Town Manager, for the purpose of 
painting the Town Hall located on Highland Avenue, and all other related 
expenses. 

Motion adopted unanimously. 



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ARTICLE 11: 

To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, and/or transfer from 
available funds, a sum or sums of money to add to the Stabilization Fund in 
accordance with M.G.L. c. 40, §5B, as amended. 

ARTICLE 11: 

Moved that this Article shall be withdrawn from consideration. 

Motion adopted unanimously. 

ARTICLE 12: 

To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from available 
funds, and/or borrow pursuant to any applicable statute, a sum or sums of 
money, to be expended by the Town Manager, to add to the Private Way 
Repair Capital Account, as originally voted in Article 15 of the October 26, 
1998 Special Town Meeting, to repair private ways in Town. 

ARTICLE 12: 

Moved that Twenty Five Thousand ($25,000.00) Dollars be transferred from 
Surplus Revenue, to be expended by the Town Manager, to add to the 
Private Way Repair Capital Account, as originally voted in Article 1 5 of the 
October 26, 1998 Special Town Meeting, to repair private ways in Town. 

Motion adopted unanimously. 

ARTICLE 13: 

To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from available 
funds, and/or borrow pursuant to any applicable statute, a sum or sums of 
money, to be expended by the Town Manager, for the Board of Assessors to 
conduct a revaluation of real and personal property for Fiscal Year 2002, and 
all other related costs, as required by Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 
59. 

ARTICLE 13: 

Moved that Ten Thousand ($10,000.00) Dollars be transferred from Surplus 
Revenue, to be expended by the Town Manager, for the Board of Assessors 
to conduct a revaluation of real and personal property for Fiscal Year 2002, 
and all other related costs, as required by Massachusetts General Laws, 
Chapter 59. 

Motion adopted unanimously. 

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ARTICLE 14: 

To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from available 
funds, and/or borrow pursuant to any applicable statute, a sum or sums of 
money, to be expended by the Town Manager, to repair, replace and/or 
reconstruct the wall at the intersection of Linden Drive and Jerusalem Road. 

ARTICLE 14: 

Moved that Twenty Thousand ($20,000.00) Dollars be transferred from 

Surplus Revenue, to be expended by the Town Manager, to repair, replace 

and/or reconstruct the wall at the intersection of Linden Drive and Jerusalem 

Road. 

Motion adopted. 

ARTICLE 15: 

To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from available 
funds, and/or borrow pursuant to any applicable statute, a sum or sums of 
money, to be expended by the Town Manager, to install irrigation wells at 
Woodside Cemetery, Milliken Field and Alumni Field, and all associated 
costs. 

ARTICLE 15: 

Moved that Twenty Thousand ($20,000.00) Dollars be transferred from 
Surplus Revenue, to be expended by the Town Manager, to install irrigation 
wells at Milliken Field and Alumni Field, and all associated costs. 
Motion adopted. 

ARTICLE 16: 

To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from available 
funds, and/or borrow pursuant to any applicable statute, a sum or sums of 
money, to be expended by the Town Manager, to make improvements to the 
"Hagerty Property" on Parker Avenue, for the purposes of recreation, boating 
and conservation as voted by the Town under Article 26 of the March 27, 
1993 Annual Town Meeting when the land was acquired by the Town. 

ARTICLE 16: 

Moved that One Hundred Seventy Five Thousand ($175,000.00) Dollars be 
hereby appropriated, to be expended by the Town Manager, to make 
improvements to the "Hagerty Property" on Parker Avenue, for the purposes 
of recreation, boating and conservation as voted by the Town under Article 26 
of the March 27, 1993 Annual Town Meeting when the land was acquired by 
the Town, and, that to fund this appropriation, the Treasurer, with the 
approval of the Board of Selectmen is hereby authorized to borrow One 



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Hundred Seventy Five Thousand ($175,000.00) Dollars, pursuant to Chapter 
44, Section 7 of the Massachusetts General Laws, as amended, or any other 
enabling authority, and to issue bonds or notes of the Town therefore. 

A 2/3 vote required. 
Motion adopted. 

ARTICLE 17: 

To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen to lease the 
1929 wing of the former Joseph Osgood Elementary School on Ripley Road. 

ARTICLE 17: 

Moved the Board of Selectmen is hereby authorized to lease the 1 929 wing 
of the former Joseph Osgood Elementary School on Ripley Road, for use as 
a Children's Discovery Museum, under such terms the Board of Selectmen 
deem in the best interest of the Town of Cohasset, for an initial term not to 
exceed ten (10) years. 

A 2/3 vote required. 
Motion adopted. 

ARTICLE 18: 

To see if the Town will vote to rezone certain districts as shown on a map 
entitled "Zoning Map, Cohasset, Massachusetts" dated October 1, 1969 and 
revised in 1976, 1985 and 2000 as follows: 

So that the light industry ("LI") area shown on Assessors' Map 37, Parcel 1 1 , 
bounded northerly on the Cohasset River, southerly on Border Street 88.93 
feet, and easterly on Parker Avenue approximately 225 feet, be rezoned as 
Open Space ("OS"); and that the Zoning Map of the Town of Cohasset, 
Massachusetts dated October 1, 1969 and revised in 1976, 1985 and 2000 
be amended accordingly. 

ARTICLE 18: 

Moved that this Article be withdrawn from consideration. 

Motion adopted unanimously. 

ARTICLE 19: 

To see if the Town will vote to designate the land commonly known as the 
Old Colony Railroad Right-of-Way, and more particularly described in the 
deed to the Town of Cohasset recorded in Norfolk Country Registry of Deeds 

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Book 6022, Page 710, now and in perpetuity as a public park to be 
administered by the Board of Selectmen acting in their capacity as the Board 
of Park Commissioners, pursuant to the provisions of Massachusetts General 
Laws, Chapter 45. 

ARTICLE 19: 

Moved that this Article shall be withdrawn from consideration. 

Motion adopted unanimously. 

ARTICLE 20: 

To see If the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from available 
funds, and/or borrow pursuant to any applicable statute, a sum or sums of 
money, to be expended by the Town Manager, for engineering, legal or other 
professional services to assist the Town with its mitigation negotiations with 
the MBTA for the proposed restoration of the Greenbush Line. 

ARTICLE 20: 

Moved that Fifteen Thousand ($15,000.00) Dollars be transferred from 
Surplus Revenue, to be expended by the Town Manager, for engineering, 
legal or other professional services to assist the Town with its mitigation 
negotiations with the MBTA for the proposed restoration of the Greenbush 
Line. 

Motion adopted. 

ARTICLE 21: 

To see if the Town will vote to convey to the Cohasset Housing Authority, a 
certain parcel of land situated in Cohasset, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, 
known as "Orcutt Pasture", that became Town property on May 21, 1900, as 
shown on Assessors' Map 70, Plot IX, and recorded In the Norfolk County 
Registry of Deeds, Book 870, Page 556, containing 4.86 acres, more or less, 
and bounded and described as follows: 

Northerly: By land now or formerly of the heirs of Buster 

Barnes. 
Easterly: By land of said heirs. 

Southerly By land now or late of Elias Nichols. 

Westerly: By King Street. 



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ARTICLE 21: 

Moved that this Article shall be withdrawn from consideration. 

Motion adopted unanimously. 

ARTICLE 22: 

To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from available 
funds, and/or borrow pursuant to any applicable statute, a sum or sums of 
money, for the Water Commission to: (a) repair, rehabilitate, clean and line, 
and install or replace water mains and pipes, and make other capital 
improvements to the water distribution system; (b) make capital 
improvements to the Lily Pond Water Treatment Plant, including the repair, 
replacement, and upgrade of the facilities; (c) conduct water quality 
monitoring, establish monitoring wells, perform studies and take other actions 
Including the acquisition of land by gift, purchase or eminent domain for the 
purpose of protection of the sources of public water supply; and (d) perform 
other capital improvements to the Water Treatment Plant, the water 
distribution system, water storage tanks, or other Water Department 
equipment or facilities. 

ARTICLE 22: 

Moved that Eighty Nine Thousand Six Hundred Three ($89,603.00) Dollars 
be transferred from Water Surplus, that Fifteen Thousand Four Hundred 
Forty Seven ($15,447.00) Dollars be transferred from Article 9 of the March, 
1999 Annual Town Meeting, that Twelve Thousand Three Hundred Fifty 
($12,350.00) Dollars be transferred from Article 3 of the October, 1998 
Special Town Meeting, and that Eight Hundred Ten Thousand ($810,000.00) 
Dollars be hereby appropriated, for a total sum of Nine Hundred Twenty 
Seven Thousand Four Hundred ($927,400.00) Dollars for the Water 
Commission to (a) clean and line water pipes on Beechwood Street between 
Route 3A and Riverview Drive and on Elm and Summer Streets; (b) replace 
and install water pipes on Border Street, Linden Drive and Rustic Drive, and 
to make other improvements to the water distribution and storage system; 
and (c) to repair the settling basins and make other improvements to the Lily 
Pond Water Treatment Plant; and, that to fund the Eight Hundred Ten 
Thousand ($810,000.00) Dollar appropriation, the Treasurer, with the 
approval of the Board of Selectmen, Is hereby authorized to borrow Eight 
Hundred Ten Thousand ($810,000.00) Dollars, under and pursuant to 
Chapter 44, Section 8 of the Massachusetts General Laws, as amended, and 
any other enabling authority, and to issue bonds or notes of the Town, 
therefore, such borrowing to be general obligations of the Town with the 
intent that such bonds shall be repaid from Water Department Revenues. 

A 2/3 vote required. 

Motion adopted unanimously. 



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ARTICLE 23: 

To see if the Town will vote to amend Article V - "Appointed Standing Town 
Boards and Committees" of the General Bylaws by deleting Section 12, 
"Government Island Study Committee" in its entirety, and In its place add the 
following new Section 12 entitled, "Govemment Island Advisory Committee" 
as follows: 

Section 12 GOVERNMENT ISLAND ADVISORY COMMITTEE 

The Government Island Advisory Committee shall consist of seven (7) 
members, one (1) of whom shall be the Harbor Master. Each of the other 
members shall be appointed by the Selectmen for a three (3) year term, with 
two (2) members appointed each year. 

The Government Island Advisory Committee shall keep the Selectmen and 
Town Manager advised of the condition of Government Island for the 
recreational use of Cohasset residents. 

The Government Island Advisory Committee shall make suggestions to the 
Board of Selectmen and the Town Manager regarding the maintenance and 
Improvement of Government Island and shall propose any capital 
expenditures necessary for maintenance and improvement of Government 
Island. 

The Government Island Advisory Committee shall report annually to the 
Board of Selectmen, as well as, provide the Board with copies of its meeting 
minutes. 

ARTICLE 23: 

Moved that Article V - "Appointed Standing Town Boards and Committees" of 
the General Bylaws be amended by deleting Section 12, "Government Island 
Study Committee" in its entirety, and in its place add the following new 
Section 12 entitled, "Government Island Advisory Committee" as follows: 

Section 12 GOVERNMENT ISLAND ADVISORY COMMITTEE 

a. The Government Island Advisory Committee shall consist of seven 
(7) members, one (1 ) of whom shall be the Harbor Master. Each of the other 
members shall be appointed by the Selectmen for a three (3) year term, with : 
two (2) members appointed each year. i 

b. The Government Island Advisory Committee shall keep the 
Selectmen and Town Manager advised of the condition of Government Island 
for the recreational use of Cohasset residents. 

c. The Government Island Advisory Committee shall make suggestions 
to the Board of Selectmen and the Town Manager regarding the maintenance 

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and improvement of Govemment Island and shall propose any capital 

expenditures necessary for maintenance and improvement of Government 

Island. 

d. The Government Island Advisory Committee shall report annually to 

the Board of Selectmen, as well as provide the Board with copies of its 

meeting minutes. 

Motion adopted unanimously. 

ARTICLE 24: 

To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from available 
funds, and/or borrow pursuant to any applicable statute, a sum or sums of 
money, to be expended by the Town Manager, for the purpose of retaining 
architects, engineers or other professional services to develop construction 
drawings and bid documents to expand and Improve the Woodside Cemetery 
as approved by the Board of Health, Conservation Commission and Zoning 
Board of Appeals, and to return to the 2001 Town Meeting for the actual 
construction funds. 

ARTICLE 24: 

Moved that Fifty Thousand ($50,000.00) Dollars be hereby appropriated, to 
be expended by the Town Manager, for the purpose of retaining architects, 
engineers or other professional services to develop construction drawings 
and bid documents to expand and improve the Woodside Cemetery, In 
accordance with the approvals of the Board of Health, Conservation 
Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals, and to return to the 2001 Annual 
Town Meeting for the actual construction funds, and, that to fund this 
appropriation, the Treasurer, with the approval of the Board of Selectmen is 
hereby authorized to borrow Fifty Thousand ($50,000.00) Dollars, pursuant to 
Chapter 44, Section 7 of the Massachusetts General Laws, as amended, or 
any other enabling authority, and to issue bonds or notes of the Town 
therefore. 

A 2/3 vote required. 

Motion adopted unanimously. 

ARTICLE 25: 

To see If the Town will vote to request its representatives in the General 
Court to introduce legislation to authorize the Town of Cohasset to pay the 
debt service on general obligation bonds issued to expand and improve the 
Woodside Cemetery over the period of ten (10) years as follows: 

An Act To Authorize the Town of Cohasset To Borrow Money For a Longer 
Duration Than Statutory Limits 

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Section 1 : Notwithstanding any general law to the contrary, the Town of 

Cohasset shall have the ability to pay the debt service on general obligation 
bonds issued in order to expand and improve the Woodside Cemetery, 
including all costs incidental and related thereto, over a period of ten (10) 
years. 

Section 2: This act shall take effect upon passage. 

ARTICLE 25: 

Moved that the Town request its representatives in the General Court to 
introduce legislation to authorize the Town of Cohasset to pay the debt 
service on general obligation bonds issued to expand and improve the 
Woodside Cemetery over the period of ten (10) years as set forth below and 
to authorize the Board of Selectmen of the Town to make constructive 
changes In perfecting the language of this legislation in order to secure 
passage, it being the intent to authorize the Board of Selectmen and the 
General Court to vary the specific text of the requested legislation within the 
scope of the general objectives of this home rule petition: 

An Act To Authorize the Town of Cohasset To Borrow Money For a Longer 
Duration Than Statutory Limits 

Section 1 : Notwithstanding any general law to the contrary, the Town of 

Cohasset shall be authorized to borrow general obligation bonds issued in 
order to expand and improve the Town of Cohasset Cemetery known as 
Woodside Cemetery, including all costs incidental and related thereto, over a 
period often (10) years. 

Section 2: This act shall take effect upon passage. 

Motion adopted unanimously. 

ARTICLE 26: 

To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from available 
funds, and/or borrow pursuant to any applicable statute, a sum or sums of 
money, to be expended by the Town Manager, to provide start up funds for 
the Revolving Fund established for the Board of Health's On-site Wastewater 
Management Plan, said funds to be returned to the General Fund at the time 
the Revolving Fund is solvent. 

ARTICLE 26: 

Moved that Twenty Thousand ($20,000.00) Dollars be transferred from 
Surplus Revenue, to be expended by the Town Manager, to provide start up 

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funds for the Revolving Fund established by Article 34 of the 2000 Annual 
Town Meeting for the Board of Health's On-site Wastewater Management 
Plan, said funds to be returned to the General Fund at the end of the Fiscal 
Year. 

Motion adopted. 

ARTICLE 27: 

To see if the Town will vote to waive all permit fees payable to the Town of 
Cohasset for a building permit in connection with the renovations or 
improvements to St. Stephen's Episcopal Church; and, further, to raise and 
appropriate, transfer from available funds, and/or borrow, pursuant to any 
applicable statute, a sum or sums of money, to be expended by the Town 
Manager, to reimburse St. Stephen's Episcopal Church for amounts paid to 
the Town of Cohasset for building permit fees in connection with renovations 
and improvements. 
CITIZENS' PETITION 

NAME ADDRESS 

Nancy St. John 35 Norfolk Road 

Robert J. Burgess 39 Norfolk Road 

Linda J. Lament 39 Norfolk Road 

Philip Faulkner 19 Heather Drive 

Kelliann Gaumer 208 Fairoaks Lane 

Wallace St. John 35 Norfolk Road 

David R. Rioux 41 James Lane 

Susan W. Durant 30 Surry Drive 

Cassandra Rioux 41 James Lane 

ARTICLE 27: 

Moved that all permit fees payable to the Town of Cohasset for a building 
permit In connection with the renovations or improvements to St. Stephen's 
Episcopal Church be waived; and, further, that Three Thousand Twenty Five 
($3,025.00) Dollars be transferred from Surplus Revenue, to be expended by 
the Town Manager, to reimburse St. Stephen's Episcopal Church for amounts 
paid to the Town of Cohasset for building permit fees in connection with 
renovations and improvements. 

Motion adopted. 

ARTICLE 28: 

To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from available 
funds, and/or borrow pursuant to any applicable statute, a sum or sums of 

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money, to be expended by the Town Manager, for engineering and site 
development professional services for proposed Improvements and reuse of 
the "Gravel Yard" located on North Main Street, and all related costs. 

ARTICLE 28: 

Moved that Fifteen Thousand ($15,000.00) Dollars be transferred from 
Surplus Revenue, to be expended by the Town Manager, for engineering and 
site development professional services for proposed improvements and reuse 
of the "Gravel Yard" located on North Main Street, and all related costs. 

Motion adopted. 

ARTICLE 29: 

To see if the Town will vote to acquire in fee by purchase, gift, or eminent 
domain, a parcel of land located off of Forest Avenue, adjacent to 
Wheelwright Park consisting of approximately 32.13 acres, more or less, and 
identified on Assessors' Map 13, as Parcel 001 and, further, to raise and 
appropriate, transfer from available funds, and/or borrow, pursuant to any 
applicable statute, a sum or sums of money, to be expended by the Town 
Manager, for this purpose. 

ARTICLE 29: 

Moved that this Article shall be withdrawn from consideration. 

Motion adopted. 

It was moved and seconded that the Special Town Meeting be dissolved at 
8:45 p.m. 

Motion adopted unanimously. 

A True Record, ATTEST: 



Marion L. Douglas 
Town Clerk 



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Special Town Meeting - November 13, 2000 

At the Special Town Meeting held on Monday, November 13, 2000 at the 
Cohasset High School Auditorium the following articles were contained in the 
warrant and acted upon as follows. 

Checkers sworn in by the Town Clerk, Marion L. Douglas at 6:30 p.m. were 
Carol St. Pierre, Janice Rosano, Margaret Hernan, Kathleen Rhodes and 
Debra Krupczak. Tellers were appointed and sworn in by the Moderator, 
George L. Marlette, III. 

The Moderator called the meeting to order at 7:20 p.m. and a quorum of 100 
was present at that time. The registered voters checked in on the voting list 
totaled 192. Precinct 1-105 voters; precinct 2-87 voters. 

Voted unanimously to dispense with the reading of the call of the Meeting 
and Return of Service having been examined by the Moderator and found to 
be in order. 

It was agreed to take the articles in reverse order. 

ARTICLE 4: 

To see if the Town will vote to acquire in fee by purchase, gift, or eminent 
domain, a parcel of land located off Forest Avenue, adjacent to Wheelwright 
Park, consisting of approximately 32.13 acres, more or less, and identified on 
Assessors' Map 13, as Parcel 001; and, further, to raise and appropriate, 
transfer from available funds, and/or borrow pursuant to any applicable 
statute, a sum or sums of money, to be expended by the Town Manager, for 
this purpose. 

ARTICLE 4: 

Moved to indefinitely postpone consideration of this article. 

Motion adopted unanimously. 

ARTICLE 3: 

To see if the Town will vote to designate the land commonly known as the 
Old Colony Railroad Right-of-Way, and more particularly described in the 
deed to the Town of Cohasset recorded in Norfolk County Registry of Deeds, 
Book 6022, Page 710, now and in perpetuity as a public park to be 
administered by the Board of Selectmen acting in their capacity as the Board 
of Park Commissioners, pursuant to the provisions of Massachusetts General 
Laws, Chapter 45. 



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ARTICLE 3: 

Moved to indefinitely postpone consideration of this article. 

Motion adopted unanimously. 

ARTICLE 2: 

To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen, on behalf of 
the Town of Cohasset, to execute Intermunicipal Agreements with terms of 
up to five (5) years for the disposal of construction and demolition materials at 
the Bourne Regional Waste Management Facility. 

ARTICLE 2: 

Moved that the Board of Selectmen, on behalf of the Town of Cohasset, is 
hereby authorized to execute Intermunicipal Agreements with terms of up to 
five (5) years for the disposal of construction and demolition materials at the 
Bourne Regional Waste Management Facility. 

Motion adopted unanimously. 

ARTICLE 1: 

To see what sums of money the Town will raise and appropriate, transfer 
from available funds, and/or borrow from the Massachusetts Water Pollution 
Abatement Trust, or otherwise borrow pursuant to any applicable statute, to 
be expended by the Town Manager, to supplement the funding for the 
Central Cohasset Sewer Project as voted in Article 5 of the March 1 997 
Special Town Meeting, as amended by Article 1 1 of the October 1998 Special 
Town Meeting, and as further amended by Article 15 of the March 1998 
Annual Town Meeting, and as further amended by Article 15 of the March 
1999 Annual Town Meeting, and, further, that the Treasurer, with the 
approval of the Board of Selectmen, borrow such supplemental sum or sums 
of money to supplement Article 5 of the March 1997 Special Town Meeting, 
as amended, for funding the design, engineering, construction, and 
installation of said project, which borrowing is to be repaid by betterments 
assessed upon the properties benefited thereby. 

ARTICLE 1: 

Moved that Article 5 of the March 1997 Special Town Meeting, as previously 
amended by Article 11 of the October 1998 Special Town Meeting, and as 
further previously amended by Article 15 of the March 1998 Annual Town 
Meeting, and as further previously amended by Article 15 of the March 1999 
Annual Town Meeting, be hereby amended to increase the amount 
appropriated and amount authorized to be borrowed by Six Hundred 

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Thousand ($600,000.00) Dollars, from $14,986,800.00 to $15,586,800.00, to 
be expended by the Town Manager, for the purpose of funding the design, 
engineering, construction, and installation of the Central Cohasset Sewer 
Project, which borrowing shall be a general obligation of the Town, although it 
is the intent of the Town that fifty (50%) percent of the debt service for the 
new Six Hundred Thousand ($600,00.00) Dollars hereby appropriated is to 
be paid from tax revenues of the Town and fifty (50%) percent is to be paid 
from revenues received by the Sewer Betterment Fund. 

A 2/3 vote is required. 

Motion adopted by the necessary 2/3's. 

It was moved and seconded that the Special Town Meeting be dissolved at 
8:30 p.m. 

Motion adopted unanimously. 

A True Record, ATTEST: 



Marion L. Douglas 
Town Clerk 



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PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY - MARCH 7, 2000 

The polls opened at 7 a.m. and closed at 8 p.m. 

Total voters 2048; Percent - 38. 
Total absentee voters - 148; Percent - 2. 
Breakdown of absentees: (Pre. 1 ; 68 - R; 1 6 - D) 

(Pre. 2; 44 - R; 20 - D) 

Election officers sworn in by the Town Clerk, Marion L. Douglas at 6:45 a.m. 
were as follows 



Carol St.Pierre 
Katherine Lincoln 
Jean Thompson 
Margaret Hernan 
Grace Tuckerman 
Dan Adams 

DEMOCRATIC PARTY- (748) 

Presidential Preference 



Shirley Tewksbury 
Helen King 
Louise Flint 
Caria Getto 
Ronald Goodwin 
Kathleen Rhodes 





Pre. 1 




Pre. 2 




Total 




Al Gore 


167 




172 




339 




Lyndon H. LaRouche. Jr. 

















Bill Bradley 
No Preference 


197 
3 




186 
6 




383 
9 




Blanks 


4 




7 




11 




Write-ins 
Total 


3 
374 




3 
374 




6 
748 




State Committee Man 














Frederick R. Koed 




299 




321 




620 


Craig C. Hall 




19 




22 




41 


Blanks 




55 




31 




86 


Write-ins 
Total 




1 
374 





374 




1 
748 


State Committee Woman 














Karen F. DeTellis 




218 




233 




451 


Blanks 




156 




140 




296 


Write-ins 




374 




1 
374 




1 
748 



i 



100 



Town Committee 








Group (to vote for whole group) 


176 


187 


363 


Agnes McCann 


193 


208 


401 


Susan Kent 


183 


203 


386 


Patricia A. Laugelle 


206 


229 


435 


Virginia L. Najmi 


179 


199 


378 


Donna J. McGee 


193 


218 


411 


Carol A. Barrett 


196 


212 


408 


Margaret R. Charles 


211 


227 


438 


Coleman F. Nee 


181 


198 


379 


Julie D. McNabb 


206 


228 


434 


John K. McNabb 


222 


240 


462 


Dorothy A. Keville' 


190 


206 


396 


Frank P. Pozniak 


192 


199 


391 


Mary D. Richard 


187 


196 


383 


Lisa H. Dick 


186 


208 


394 


David J. McMorris 


205 


227 


432 


Dorothy A. O'Connell 


188 


197 


385 


Gail P. Walsh 


182 


199 


381 


Thomas J. Callahan 


204 


212 


416 


Randall E. Nash 


180 


198 


378 


Roseanne Marmo McMorris 


221 


242 


463 


Frederick Koed 


242 


265 


507 


Mary M. Goodwin 


208 


247 


455 


Ronald Goodwin 


225 


259 


484 


Donna P. French 


189 


207 


396 


James F. French 


186 


203 


389 


Maria A. Plante 


212 


240 


452 


Edwin H. Tebbetts 


213 


217 


430 


Chartis B. Tebbetts 


215 


230 


445 


Roger L. Lowe 


196 


204 


400 


Write-ins 








John Steele 


1 




1 


Peggy Hassan 


4 


7 


11 


Kay Mosby 


4 


6 


10 


Neil Murphy 


4 


6 


10 


Group Blanks 


7251 


6754 


14005 



Blanks 



197 



187 



384 



101 



REPUBLICAN PARTY -(1300) 
Presidential Preference 





Pre. 1 




Pre. 2 




Total 




Alan Keyes 


10 




17 




27 




George W. Bush 


221 




181 




402 




Gary Bauer 

















John McCain 


457 




400 




857 




Steve Forbes 


5 









5 




Orrin Hatch 

















No Preference 







3 




3 




Write-ins 

















Blanks 


5 




1 




6 




Total 


698 




602 




1300 




State Committee Man 














Thomas J. Barry 




237 




201 




438 


James E. Claypoole 




254 




207 




461 


Write-ins 









1 




1 


Blanl^s 




207 




193 




400 


Total 




698 




602 




1300 



State Committee Woman 



Paula E. Logan 


555 


450 


1005 


Write-ins 


1 


3 


4 


Blanks 


142 


149 


291 


Total 


698 


602 


1300 


Town Committee 








Group (to vote for whole group) 


317 


276 


593 


Danny Adams 


343 


291 


634 


Mark A. Baker 


372 


304 


676 


Patricia A. Buckley 


410 


345 


755 


R. Murray Campbell 


369 


336 


705 


Lillian M. Curley 


393 


341 


734 


Terese D'Urso 


367 


306 


673 


Daniel S. Evans 


404 


324 


728 


John J. Flanagan 


376 


322 


698 


Janet R. Fogarty 


342 


304 


646 


Edythe B. Ford 


355 


298 


653 



102 



Martha K. Gjesteby 


402 


358 


760 


William R. Grimm 


368 


307 


675 


Juliette D. Guild 


397 


333 


730 


Peter S. Guild 


372 


327 


699 


Nancy B. Hertig 


357 


310 


667 


Lenora C. Jenkins 


385 


325 


710 


Raymond Kasperowicz 


384 


327 


711 


Paula E. Logan 


455 


375 


830 


Beth E. Marsden-Gilman 


354 


297 


651 


Jean M. Muir 


374 


326 


700 


Mary Jeanette Murray 


520 


422 


942 


Kevin F. O'Donnell 


374 


344 


718 


Nancy OToole 


368 


327 


695 


Samuel C. Pease 


376 


310 


686 


Douglas R. Peck 


354 


305 


659 


Robert B. Spofford 


375 


315 


690 


Marjorie L. Smith 


343 


293 


636 


Grace R. Tuckerman 


367 


329 


696 


Judith P. Volungis 


377 


311 


688 


Andrea L. Wade 


397 


311 


708 


George B. Watts, Jr. 


355 


298 


653 


Patricia E. Winton 


400 


320 


720 


Barbara A. Meehan 


381 


319 


700 


Write-ins Alex Koines 


7 


7 


14 


Christine Gritzan 


6 


3 


9 


Charles Kennedy 




1 


1 


Group Blanks 


1149 


1011 


2160 


Blanks 


380 


326 


706 


Libertarian Party 








Presidential Preference 








Kip Lee 











Harry Browne 











Edison P. McDaniels, Sr. 











Larry Mines 











David Lynn Hollist 











L. Neil Smith 











No Preference 











Blanks 











Total 











State Committee Man 











State Committee Woman 












103 



Town Committee 

The polls closed at 8 p.m. and the results were declared at 9:30 p.m. 
A True Record, ATTEST: 



Marion L. Douglas 
Town Clerk 



104 



STATE PRIMARY - SEPTEMBER 19, 2000 

Polls opened at 7 a.m. and closed at 8 p.m. 
Total Voters- 862. Per Cent 17.24 
Total Absentee Voters - 50. 

Election officers sworn in by the Town Clerk, Marion Douglas, at 6:45 a.m. 
were as follows: 



Carol St.Pierre 
Dan Adams 
Jean Thompson 
CarIa Getto 
Grace Tuckerman 


Janice Rosano 
Shirley Tewksbury 
Katherine Lincoln 
Janet MacLure 
Debra Krupczak 


Helen King 
Kathleen Rhodes 
Margaret Hernan 
Ann Barrett 


Democratic Partv 








Senator in Conqress 


Pre. 1 


Pre. 2 


Total 


Edward M. Kennedy 

Blanks 

Scattering 

Total 


285 
56 
5 

346 


325 

93 

4 

422 


610 
149 
_9 
768 


Representative in Conqress 








William D. Delahunt 
Blanks 
Scattering 
Total 


263 

80 

3 

346 


314 

106 

2 

422 


577 

186 

5 

768 


Councillor 








Christopher A. lannella, Jr. 

Blanks 

Scattering 

Total 


200 

144 

2 

346 


232 
188 

422 


432 

332 

4 

768 


Senator in General Court 








James M. Cantwell 
Ted LeClair 
Blanks 
Scattering 
Total 


147 

164 

34 

1 

346 


165 

216 

40 

1 

422 


312 

380 

74 

2 

768 



105 



Representative in General Court 



Garrett J. Bradley 
Michael P. Holden 


249 
97 


304 
105 


544 
202 


Blanks 


9 


13 


22 


Scattering 
Total 


346 




422 



768 


Clerk of Courts 








Walter F. Timilty 
Blanks 


210 
135 


245 
177 


455 
312 


Scattering 
Total 


1 
346 



422 


1 
768 


Register or Deeds 








Peter H. Collins 


119 


169 


288 


Mary Ellen Cronin 
Paul D. Harold 


86 
82 


87 
95 


173 
177 


Blanks 


59 


71 


130 


Scattering 
Total 



346 


--0 
422 



768 


County Commissioner 








John M. Gillis 


154 


184 


338 


William P. O'Donnell 


137 


165 


302 


Blanks 


400 


493 


893 


Scattering 
Total 


1 
692 


2 

844 


_3 
1536 


Republican Party 








Senator in Congress 








Jack E. Robinson III 


96 


88 


184 


Blanks 


60 


42 


102 


Scattering 
Total 


2 

158 


5 
135 


7 
293 



106 



Representative in Congress 



Eric V. Bleicken 
Blanks 
Scattering 
Total 


118 
38 

-^ 
158 


98 

37 



135 


216 
75 

_^ 
293 


Councillor 








Blanks 

Scattering 

Total 


130 
28 
158 


116 

19 

135 


247 

47 

293 


Senator in General Court 








Robert L. Hedlund 
Blanks 
Scattering 
Total 


137 

20 

1 

158 


119 
16 

135 


256 

36 

1 

293 


Representative in General Court 






Mary Anne McKenna 

Blanks 

Scattering 

Total 


142 
13 

158 


122 

10 

3 

135 


264 
6 
6 

293 


Clerk of Courts 








Daniel M. Dewey 

Blanks 

Total 


123 

33 

158 


94 
-40 
135 


217 

73 

293 


Register of Deeds 








Bruce Olsen 
Blanks 
Scattering 
Total 


126 

32 



158 


97 
38 



135 


223 

70 



293 


Countv Commissioner 








Blanks 

Scattering 

Total 


295 

21 

158 


261 
135 


556 

30 

293 



107 



Libertarian Party 

The Libertarian Party did not receive any votes or any write-ins. 
The polls closed at 8 p.m. and the results were declared at 845 p.nn. 
A True Copy, Attest: 
iVIarion L. Douglas, Town Clerk 



108 



November 7, 2000 - State Election 



Polls opened at 7 a.m. and closed at 8 p.m. 

Total voters - 4460. Per Cent- 82. Total absentee voters - 480. 

Pre. 1-259; Pre. 2-221. 

Election officers sworn in by Town Clerk, Marion L. Douglas at 6:45 a.m. 
were as follows: 



Carol St. Pierre 
Caria Getto 
Janet MacLure 
Shirley Tewksbury 
Grace Tuckerman 
Helen King 



Janice Rosano Nancy Barrett 

Margaret Hernan Ronald Goodwin 

Dan Adams Kathleen Rhodes 

Jean Thompson Margaret Hernan 
Katherine Lincoln 
Carol Barrett 



Electors of President & Vice President 
(Vote for One) 



Prel 

Browne & Oliver 13 

Buchanan & Higgins, Sr. 6 

Bush & Cheney 1102 

Gore&Liberman 1022 

Hagelin & Tompkins 1 

Nader &LaDuke 136 

Scattering (write-ins) 1 

Blanks 4 

Total 2285 



Pre 2 
12 

5 
1026 
1006 

2 
112 

2 

10 

2175 



Total 

25 

11 

2128 

2028 

3 

248 

3 

14 

4460 



Senator in Congress 
(Vote for One) 



Edward M. Kennedy 
CarIa A. Howell 
Jack E. Robinson, III 
Dale E. Friedgen 
Philip Hyde, III 
Philip F. Lawler 
Scattering (write-ins) 
Blanks 
Total 



1372 


1358 


2730 


340 


272 


612 


384 


370 


754 


4 


4 


8 


3 


9 


12 


40 


37 


77 


8 


7 


15 


134 


118 


252 



2285 



2175 



4460 



109 



Reoresentative in Conaress 








(Vote for One) 








William D. Delahunt 


1450 


1461 


2911 


Eric Bleicken 


720 


572 


1292 


Scattering (write-ins) 


1 


3 


4 


Blanks 


114 


139 


253 


Total 


2285 


2175 


4460 


Councillor 








(Vote for One) 








Christopher A. lanella, Jr. 


1351 


1310 


2661 


Scattering (write-ins) 


13 


18 


31 


Blanks 


921 


847 


1768 


Total 


2285 


2175 


4460 


Senator in General Court 








(Vote for One 








Robert L. Hedlund 


1377 


1290 


2667 


James M. Cantwell 


803 


783 


1586 


Scattering (write-ins) 


1 


4 


5 


Blanks 


104 


98 


202 


Total 


2285 


2175 


4460 


Representative in General Court 






(Vote for One) 








Garrett J. Bradley 


1008 


1115 


2123 


Mary Anne McKenna 


1109 


915 


2024 


Walter S. Murray 


70 


63 


133 


Scattering (write-ins) 


1 


1 


2 


Blanks 


97 


81 


178 


Total 


2285 


2175 


4460 


Clerk of Courts 








(Vote for One) 








Daniel M. Dewey 


975 


857 


1832 


Walter F. Timilty, Jr. 


921 


911 


1832 


Scattering (write-ins) 


1 


4 


5 


Blanks 


388 


403 


791 


Total 


2285 


2195 


4460 



110 



Register of Deeds 
(Vote for One) 



Paul D.Harold 1022 


1036 


2058 


Bruce Olsen 854 


723 


1577 


Scattering (write-ins) 1 
Blanks 408 


2 

414 


3 
822 


Total 2285 


2175 


4460 


County Commissioner 
(Vote for not more than Two) 






JohnM. Gillis 1110 


1082 


2192 


William P. O'Donnell 829 


876 


1705 


Scattering (write-ins) 7 
Blanks 2624 


14 
2378 


21 
5002 



4350 8920 

Question 1 

Proposed Amendment to tiie Constitution 

Do you approve of the adoption of an amendment to the constitution 
summarized below, which was approved by the General Court in joint 
sessions of the two houses on June 9, 1998 and again on June 28, 2000. 
A Yes Vote would amend the constitution to require that the periodic 
redrawing of district boundaries for state legislators and governor's councilors 
use new census data two years earlier than under the current system. 
A No Vote would make no change in the current four-year process for 
redrawing such district boundaries? 

Pre. 1 Pre. 2 Total 

Yes 1577 
No 582 

Blanks 126 

Total 2285 2175 4460 



Question 2 

Proposed Amendment to the Constitution 

Do you approve of the adoption of an amendment to the constitution 
summarized below, which was approved by the General Court in joint 
sessions of the two houses on June 9, 1998 and again on June 28, 2000? 
A Yes Vote would amend the constitution to limit the voting rights of 
incarcerated felons. 
A No Vote would make no change in the voting rights of incarcerated felons. 



1445 


3022 


569 


1151 


161 


287 



111 



1394 


2861 


686 


1435 


95 


164 



Pre. 1 Pre. 2 Total 

Yes 1467 

No 749 

Blanks 69 

Total 2285 2175 4460 

Question 3 

Law Proposed by Initiative Petition 

Do you approve of a law summarized below, on which no vote was taken by 
the Senate or the House of Representatives before May 3, 2000? 
A Yes Vote would prohibit dog races where betting or wagering occurs. 
A No Vote would make no change in the laws governing dog racing. 

Pre. 1 Pre. 2 Total 



Yes 


1145 


No 


1075 


Blanks 


65 


Total 


2285 


Question 4 




Law Proposed bv Initiative Petition 



1030 


2175 


1079 


2154 


66 


131 



2175 4460 



Do you approve of a law summarized below, on which no vote was taken by 
the Senate or the House of Representatives before May 3, 2000? 

A Yes Vote would reduce the state personal income tax rate in steps over 

three years to 5%. 

A No Vote would make no change in the state income tax laws. 

Pre. 1 Pre. 2 Total 

Yes 1632 
No 577 

Blanks 76 

Total 2285 2175 4460 

Question 5 

Law Proposed bv Initiative Petition 

Do you approve of a law summarized below, on which no vote was taken by 
the Senate or the House of Representatives before May 3, 2000? 
A Yes Vote would require health insurance carriers to guarantee certain 
rights to their patients and providers, and it would prohibit the conversion of 
non-profit hospitals, HMO's, and health insurers into for-profit entities until a 



1459 


3091 


620 


1197 


96 


172 



112 



803 


1703 


1238 


2522 


134 


235 



Pre. 2 


Total 


963 


2009 


1090 


2338 


122 


214 



system is created to provide comprehensive health care coverage for all 
Massachusetts residents. 

A No Vote would make no change in the laws governing health insurance 
and health care. 

Pre. 1 Pre. 2 Total 

Yes 900 

No 1284 
Blanks 101 

Total 2285 2175 4460 

Question 6 

Law Proposed bv Initiative Petition 

Do you approve of a law summarized below, on which no vote was taken by 

the Senate or the House of Representatives before May 3, 2000? 

A Yes Vote would allow a state personal income tax or corporate excise tax 

credit for Massachusetts tolls and motor vehicle excise taxes. 

A No Vote would make no change in the state tax laws. 

Pre. 1 
Yes 1046 

No 1148 

Blanks 91 

Total 2285 2175 4460 

Question 7 

Law Proposed bv Initiative Petition 

Do you approve of a law summarized below, on which no vote was taken by 

the Senate or the House of Representatives before May 3, 2000? 

A Yes Vote would create a state income tax deduction for charitable 

contributions. 

A No Vote would make no change in the state income tax laws. 

Pre. 1 Pre. 2 Total 

Yes 1835 
No 353 

Blanks 97 

Total 2285 2175 4460 

Question 8 

Law Proposed bv Initiative Petition 

Do you approve of a law summarized below, on which no vote was taken by 

the Senate or the House of Representatives before May 3, 2000? 

A Yes Vote would change state laws governing drug-dependency treatment 

and fines paid and money and property forfeited In connection with drug 

crimes. 

113 



1666 


3501 


395 


748 


114 


211 



A No Vote would make no change in the laws governing drug-dependency 
treatment and fines forfeitures based on drug crimes. 



Pre. 1 Pre. 2 Total 

Yes 1009 

No 1172 

Blanks 104 

Total 2285 2175 4460 



940 


1949 


1094 


2266 


141 


245 



Polls closed at 8 p.m. 

Results were declared at 9:30 p.m. 

A True Record, ATTEST: 



Marion L. Douglas 
Town Clerk 



114 



VITAL STATISTICS — BIRTHS FOR THE YEAR 2000 

DATE NAME OF CHILD PARENTS (Mother's Maiden Name) 



JANUARY 

3 

4 
12 
17 
19 
21 
22 
26 
27 
FEBRUARY 

3 

8 

9 
18 
19 
20 
24 
MARCH 

2 

7 
12 
17 
20 
25 
28 
APRIL 

7 

28 

MAY 

3 

6 

6 

9 
11 
12 
15 
19 
25 
JUNE 

12 
17 
20 
20 
24 
27 
JULY 

5 
14 
15 
28 



Lauren Adele Cunning 
Caroline Paige Dimodica 



Sean C. & Christine A. Cunning (Sullivan) 
Jeffrey F. & Christine L Dimodica (O'Halloran) 



Domenic Salvatore Albanese 
Michael John Legge 
Colby June Litchfield 
Alyssa Melan Hagerty 
Halle Joann Pratt 
Sean Joseph Reichardt 
Benjamin Mitchell Healy 



Thomas P. & Lori J. Albanese (Gravina) 

Andrew D. & Elisabeth Legge (Mullen) 

Peter A. & Linda M. Litchfield (Curiey) 

Timothy B. & Leslie Hagerty (Brayman) 

Jeffrey C. & Lisa Pratt (Fichtner) 

James N. & Linda J. Reichardt (Prezioso) 

Peter W. & Margot Healey (Tonery) 



Dakota Bailey Morris 
Isabel Maria Buckley 
Grace Hobson Alves 
Joshua Raymond Rosen 
Jane Rae Greenip 
Jackson Joseph Dooley 
David Ambrose Tierney 

Harrison Thomas Timothy 
Cecilia Marie Mastrojanni 
Abigail Soohyun Park 
Katherine Zita Quigley 
Isabel Sierra Witkos 
Ava Elizabeth Young 
Emily Katherine Moy 

Mary Margaret O'Donnell 
Hayden Pierce Trent 



Mark S. & Jacqueline R. Monis (Dinardo) 
Peter J. & Emilia M. Buckley (Stance) 
Marie & Abigail Alves (Hobson) 

Michael L. & Lisa A. Rosen (Henke) 

John H. & Laurie Greenip (Livingstone) 

Joseph R. & Kieli Dooley (Stonn Van Leeuwen) 

William H. & Melissa Tierney (Thorn) 

Peter T. & Susan E. Timothy (Burgholzer) 
Robert L. & Melissa Mastrojanni (Thom) 
Paul J. & Karen Park (Mahoney) 

Andrew P. & Claudia Quigley (Toole) 
Matthew J. & Catherine Witkos (Cunningham) 
James M. & Priscilla Young (Short) 

Jeffrey F. & M. Margaret Moy (Halas) 

Daniel J. & Karen O'Donnell (Schell) 
Lane D. & Ellen M. Trent (Crimi) 



Matthew Luke Guglielmo 
Owen Craig Bleicken 
Stella Peari Owings 
John Matthew Heman 
Katherine Louisa McCarthy 
Steven William Jacobs 
Declan Rowe Havileck 



Marie P & Sarah Guglielmo (McHugh) 
Craig G. & Leesa Bleicken (Spinney) 
Michael P. & Donna L. Owings (Fromberg) 
John M. & Cynthia Heman (Whalens) 
John J. & Maureen McCarthy (Kelley) 
Brian & Karyn Jacobs (Desavino) 
Desmond A. & Jennifer L. Havileck (Rowe) 
Quentin Daniel McCarron Daniel M. & Christine M. McCan-on (Lagrotteria) 
Margaret Johnston Michalowski Mark C. & Nancy E. Michalowski (Elwell) 



David Andrew Burke, Jr. 
Thomas Henry Guinee 
Alexander Westman Arnold 
Joseph Francis Donoghue 
Jonah Bradley Jones 
Lindsay Rose Stelljes 

Emily Jane Lengyel 
Turner Charies Martell 
Joseph Michael Kenealy 
Michael Chang 



David A. & Anne Burke (O'Leary) 

Paul F. & Kathleen E. Guinee (Murrin) 

Jonathan N. & Franchesca Arnold (Martitsch) 

Kevin F. & Martha K. Donoghue (Kinnealy) 

Michael S. & Heather W. Jones (Ludlow) 

Stephen R. Stelljes & Cheryl L. Wilkinson 

John C. & Brigid Lengyel (McGlynn) 
David & Roberta Martell (Meallo) 
Sean M. & Debra Kenealy (Janacek) 
John & Jiyeon Chang (Kim) 



115 



AUGUST 




8 


Akim Dubois 


8 


Anna Laurel Giliiatt 


8 


Sphia Rose Giliiatt 


8 


Maxwell Neil Loeb 


12 


Michael Leary Hill 


13 


Olivia Carolina Harvey 


15 


Kaitlyn Rose Patterson 


17 


Victor Emmanuel Hajjar 


24 


Mary Catherine Tarpey 


25 


Lily Maureen Blackburn 


26 


Bayden Lambert Willms 


28 


Anna Elizabeth Cunnie 


SEPTEMBER 




18 


Clifford Ryan Ward 


24 


William Charles Devin 


30 


Mason Hopkins Fitzgerald 


OCTOBER 




3 


Mollie Brigid Gilbert 


3 


Julia Anatasia Peterson 


12 


Alia Quinn Davis 


14 


Jessica Young Adiey 


15 


Finnlan Pierce Doherty 


16 


Caroline Amistrong Bacon 


18 


Caroline Paige McManus 


NOVEMBER 




7 


Pen-i Jill Feit 


15 


Aidan J. Gildea 


22 


D'Artagnan V. Jaggi 


22 


Aaron KIshore Mohapatra 


29 


Abigail Delaney Johnson 


30 


Michael F. Macrae, Jr. 


30 


Heather L. Pape 


DECEMBER 




2 


Claire 1. Budzik 


2 


Henry J. Murphy 


19 


Hannah M. Laugelle 


31 


Leah A. Fredey 



Emmanuel & Nadia Dubois (Elioussi) 
Charles & Kathryn Giliiatt (Stasko) 
Charles & Kathryn Gillatt (Stasko) 
Todd & Marta Loeb (Lorenzoni) 
Brian A. & Leila Hill (Vanni) 
John & Canie Harvey (Tackett) 
Randall & Jean Patterson (Crescenzi) 
Victor & Penelope Hajjar (Stroumbos) 
Daniel & Elizabeth Tarpey (McLaughlin) 
Christopher & Isabel Blackburn (Nevymrian) 
Robert Willms & Jennifer Schneff 
Michael & Karin Cunnie (Feifer) 

Lance & Jill Ward (Ryan) 

William & Renate Devin (Mars) 

Joseph & Jill Fitzgerald (Shockman) 

Aaron & Mary Gilbert (Duggan) 

Charles & Jennifer Peterson (Lasnicki) 

Delangey & Karima Davis (Aniba) 

Richard & Sheila AdIey (Young) 

Sean & Suzanne Doherty (Ziegler) 

Jeffrey Bacon & Leslie Amistrong 

John & Donna McManus (McManus) 

Michael & Jane Feit (Alpert) 
William & Killi Gildea (Grimes) 
Richard & Deanna Jaggi (Dunn) 
Kishore Mohapatra & Lisa Brown 
Jeffrey & Deborah Johnson (White) 
Michael & Anne Macrae (Mathiesen) 
John & Shelley Pape (Chabot) 

Ronald & Amy Budzik (Amett) 
Brian & Laura Murphy (Young) 
Peter G. & Julie A. Laugelle (Williams) 
Steven D. & Tracy F. Fredey (Coughlin) 



116 



MARRIAGES 2000 

January 8, in Cohasset, Thomas Snelders of Scituate and Jacquelyn E. 

Adams of Scituate, married by John R. Mulvehill, Priest. 

April 8 in Cohasset, John A. Woodin of Boston and Angela S. Cameron of 

Boston, married by Thomas W. Woodin, United Methodist Clergy. 

April 29 in Cohasset, Frederick A. Borelli of Cohasset and Patricia M. Happel 

of Cohasset, married by John R. Mulvehill, Priest 

April 29 in Cohasset, Augustine J. Long of Marshfield and Katrina M. Slater of 

Marshfield, married by Michael Ward, Priest. 

April 29 in Cohasset, Michael F. Snow of Cohasset and Jacqueline M. 

Anderson of Cohasset, married by Gary A. Ritts, Minister. 

May 20 in Cohasset, Robert J. Collins of Boston and Nise Nekhera of Quincy, 

married by Julio Guzman, Minister. 

May 21 in Pembroke, Mark A. Loughlin of Cohasset and Michelle S. Berman 

of Cohasset, married by James C. Gibney, Justice of the Peace. 

May 27 in Cohasset, James A. Hassan of Pembroke and Christina M. 

Buckley of Cohasset, married by John R. Mulvehill, Priest. 

May 27 in Cohasset, James J. Lawlor of Fort Riley, KS and Katherine V. 

Andrews of Fort Riley, KS, married by E. Clifford Cutler, Priest. 

June 2 in Cohasset, Arlo B. Sullivan of Morro Bay, CA and Deborah M. 

Hartley of Morro Bay, CA married by Ronna P. Townsend, Justice of the 

Peace. 

June 3 in Cohasset, Craig S. Carter of Cohasset and Carolyn M. Ob-Chang 

of Cohasset, married by John R. Mulvehill, Priest. 

June 10 in Cohasset, John M. Campbell of Cohasset and Meghan L. 

Donnelly of Cohasset, married by Gary A. Ritts, Minister. 

June 19 in Hingham, Edward C. Jacobucci of Scituate and Donna L. Bartlett 

of Scituate, married by Richard P. Kenney, Justice of the Peace. 

June 24 in Cohasset, Sam Adams of Boston and Courtney E. Stone of 

Boston, married by John P. Streit, Jr. Priest. 

June 24 in Cohasset, Jason D. Vayo of Plymouth and Devon M. Noonan of 

Cohasset, married by John R. Mulvehill, Priest. 

June 25 in Cohasset, James S. Borland and Julie A. Litchfield of Cohasset, 

married by John R. Mulvehill, Priest. 

July 29 in Orleans, Edward J. Finn, Jr. of Cohasset and Courtney S. Craft of 

Cohasset, married by David M. Angelica, Priest. 

July 29 in Cohasset, Jay I. Hanflig of Cohasset and Donna J. Sinden of 

Cohasset, married by R. Diane Spaulding, Justice of the Peace. 

August 19 in Quincy, Jason S. Ryan of Cohasset and Elisabeth E. Horte of 

Cohasset, married by Donald H. Strong, Clergy. 

August 26 in Rockland, Gregory R. Cohen of Cohasset and Tracilee Washak 

of Cohasset, married by Frank D. Rodick, Justice of the Peace. 



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August 26 in Cohasset, Jason D. Schroteberger of Phoenixville, PA and 

Reginia M. Deprisco of Phoenixville, PA, married by Jennifer Justice, 

Reverend. 

Sept. 9, 2000 in Duxbury, Lindsey H. Durant of Cohasset and Sandra T. 

Sevigny of Cohasset, married by Kenneth C. Landall, Member of the Clergy. 

Sept. 9, 2000 in Edgartown, David W. Vose of Wellesley and Margaret 

Hesslon of Cohasset, married by John C. Ozug, Priest. 

Sept. 16, 2000 in Cohasset, Kevin M. Sargent of Cohasset and Sondra A. 

Savage of Cohasset, married by Allan C. Palmer, Clergy. 

Sept. 17, 2000 in Lenox, Mark L. Taber of Cohasset and Karen J. Sanderson 

of Cohasset, married by Roberta A. Parry, Justice of the Peace. 

Sept. 17, 2000 in Cohasset, John Tangherlini of Braintree and Ann K. Brown 

of Braintree, married by Gary A. Ritts, UCC Minister. 

Sept. 22, 2000 in Cohasset, Timothy J. Dillon of Brooklyn, NY and Cibeline 

Sariano of Brookline NY, married by Gary A. Ritts, UCC Minister. 

Sept. 30, 2000 in Cohasset, Robert F. Ryan of Marshfield and Leslie A. 

O'Grady of Marshfield, married by John R. Mulvehlll, Priest. 

Oct. 7, 2000 in Cohasset, Kyle F. Hublitz of Fairfield, CT and Ellen A. 

Schramm of Fairfield, CT, married by Gary A. Ritts, Minister. 

Oct. 7, 2000 in Cohasset, Jason D. Kowalczyk of Syracuse, NY and 

Alexandra E. Knox of Syracuse, NY, married by Jennifer Justice, Minister. 

Oct. 14, 2000 in Cohasset, Michael A. Maravelias of Braintree and Alyssa R. 

Glagrando of Scituate, married by Gary A. Ritts, Minister. 

Oct. 14, 2000 in Cohasset, Richard D. Muncey of Cohasset and Katherine E. 

MIntz of Abington, married by John R. Mulvehlll, Priest. 

Oct. 21, 2000 in Cohasset, Erik O. Steverman of Cohasset and Jodi Gratton 

of Cohasset, married by E. Clifford Cutler, Priest. 

Nov. 18, 2000 in Cohasset, Guy M. Ricketts of Cohasset and Stacey 

Sorrenson of Cohasset, married by Gary A. Ritts, Minister. 

Nov. 25, 2000 in Scituate, Kenneth J. Simonelli of Cohasset and Donna P. 

Buckley of Cohasset, married by Laura Delaplain, Clergywoman. 

Nov. 25, 2000 in Cohasset, Alex Yannis of Tappan, NY and Guoqin Zhang of 

Elmhurst, NY, married by John G. Maheras, Priest. 

Dec. 22, 2000 in Cohasset, Efthymios N. Dellargyris, MD of Chapel Hill, NC 

and Karen A Ekberg of Chapel Hill, NC married by Gary A Ritts, Minister. 



118 



DEATHS FOR THE YEAR 2000 



DATE 


NAME 


AGE 


JANUARY 






4 


Lois Julia Butman 


73 


6 


Eleanor Brown 


98 


9 


Adelle E. Lawrence 


90 


14 


Phllomena Conte 


90 


17 


Daniel A. Volungis 


87 


21 


Irving C. Blossom 


92 


21 


Roberta T. Lehr 


79 


21 


Catherine T. Mafera 


89 


23 


Leah E. Bumpus 


85 


25 


Nathan S. Towie 


79 


27 


Joan Hefner 


73 


27 


Mary Mugovero 


98 


28 


Eleanor L. Seksay 


79 


31 


Rosennarie A. Kierce 


20 


FEBRUARY 






1 


Patricia E. WInton 


58 


15 


Celia Kilduff 


94 


17 


Eleanor A. Trayers 


84 


18 


Robert L. Julian 


69 


22 


Dorothy P. Gasorek 


76 


23 


Lydia B. Ericsson 


89 


23 


Elsie A. Johnson 


95 


23 


Adam A. McClay, Jr. 


81 


26 


Frances E. Chatterton 


86 


26 


Flossie M. Cogill 


83 


28 


Rita M. Gannon 


82 


MARCH 

4 


John Pfaffmann 


68 


8 


Abigail H. Barrett 


99 


10 


Martha L. Androski 


50 


10 


Doris J. Maclver 


72 


11 


Daniel S. Campbell 


93 


18 


Florence Campbell 


77 


22 


Joseph S. Conroy 


74 


26 


Sally B. Wheeler 


82 



119 



APRIL 



5 


Robert J. Sullivan 


12 


Joseph W. Horak 


12 


Emma J. Hupman 


26 


Julia M. Boulet 


27 


Leona B. Pratt 


29 


Lynette A. Lydon 


MAY 




5 


Elizabeth J. MacNeil 


6 


Edward J. Dillon, Jr. 


8 


Constance H. Dean 


30 


Joseph J. DeAngelis Sr 


JUNE 




9 


Robert C. Alrich 


12 


Barbara A. Carter 


16 


Linda S. Halloran 


17 


Warren J. Drew 


19 


Frederick H. Grassie 


25 


Jack Silvia 


26 


Bessie E. Maloney 


27 


Harold F. Goodwin 


JULY 




6 


Clark Chatterton 


8 


Mary B. Barnes 


9 


Alice M. Murray 


15 


Cheryle A. Sullivan 


16 


John C. Campbell 


17 


Rose R. Roche 


21 


Edward M. Kanzler 


22 


Estelle 0. Rousseau 


31 


Mary M. Golyn 


AUGUST 




2 


Mary P. Lanza 


25 


Nancy E. Allen 


25 


Deane Miller 


28 


Anne Fettig 


30 


Ruth V. Casey 


SEPTEMBER 




5 


Allen F. DeVito 


8 


Robert Nash 



77 
93 
82 
86 
88 
97 



80 
77 
87 
78 



77 
57 
64 
80 
85 
82 
89 
83 



58 
42 
90 
45 
88 
77 
89 
87 
90 



94 
87 
72 
95 
82 



59 
82 



120 



OCTOBER 




9 


Catherine W. Mulcahy 


13 


Frederick A. Gleason 


22 


Gertrude H. Vecchione 


27 


Robert G. Ripley 


29 


Thomas B. Williams 


30 


James P. McGee 


NOVEMBER 




2 


Virginia M. Anderson 


3 


George Silipo 


5 


Renate C. Sides 


7 


Lester W. Dann 


10 


Jane M. Barnes 


11 


Mary F. Robinson 


17 


Mary L. O'Malley 


22 


Evelyn L. Carlson 


23 


Mary E. Steverman 


24 


Edwin E. Daniels 


25 


Edith Littlefield 


26 


Grace A. Donohue 


DECEMBER 




9 


James E. Burns 


17 


Charles W. MacGregor 


24 


Jean F. Higgins 


29 


Mary L. Horrigan 



93 
87 
89 
63 
89 
61 



77 
93 
71 
79 
65 
91 
87 
62 
79 
74 
94 
70 



90 
92 
74 
85 



121 



ELECTION OFFICERS FOR THE YEAR 2000 



The following persons were appointed Election Workers for the year 2000 by 
the Board of Selectmen. 



REPUBLICANS 



DEMOCRATS 



Janet R. Fogarty 
Margaret H. Stoughton 
Grace R. Tuckerman 
Margaret M. Bates 
Ruth F. Pratt 
R. Murray Campbell 
Katherine M. Lincoln 
Janet M. MacLure 
John H. Mullett 
Margaret M. O'Donnell 
Avis M. Sweeney 
Margaret C. Chapin 

PROSPECTIVE JUROR LIST 



Janice M. Rosano 
Jean M. Salvador 
Linda M. Nash 
Susan Kent 
Lisa Hewitt-Dick 
Frances OToole 
Ronald Goodwin 
Deborah B. Protulis 
Barbara B. Valovic 
Anthony J. Finegan 
Patricia A. Laugelle 



Pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 234A. Section 
15, the Prospective Juror List is available in the Town Clerk's office with the 
names of those residents who may be summoned for juror service. This 
information is available for public inspection during normal office hours. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Marion L. Douglas, Town ClerK 



122 



TOWN ACCOUNTANT 



Submitted herewith is my annual report for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2000. 
This report includes the following: 

GENERAL FUND 

1. Balance Sheet (Combined) 

2. Statement of Revenues, Expenditures and Changes in Fund Balance 

3. Report of Appropriations and Expenditures 

4. Statement of Revenues, Budget vs. Actual 

5. Statement of State and County Assessments 
SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS 

1. Balance Sheet (Combined) 

2. Statement of Revenues, Expenditures and Changes in Fund Balance, 
Town Special Revenue Funds 

3. Statement of Revenues, Expenditures and Changes in Fund Balance, 
School Special Revenue Funds 

SEWER FUND 

1. Balance Sheet (Combined) 

2. Statement of Revenues, Expendiuires and Changes in Fund Balance 

3. Report of Appropriations and Expenditures 
WATER FUND 

1. Balance Sheet (Combined) 

2. Statement of Revenues, Expenditures and Changes in Retained Earnings 

3. Report of Appropriations and Expenditures 
CAPITAL PROJECTS FUND 

1. Balance Sheet (Combined) 

2. Statement of Revenues, Expenditures and Changes in Fund Balance 
TRUST FUNDS 

1 . Balance Sheet (Combined) 

2. Statement of Revenues, Expenditures and Changes in Fund Balance 
LONG TERM DEBT GROUP OF ACCOUNTS 

1. Statement of Long Term Debt 

2. Statement of Debt Authorized and Unissued 
OTHER REPORTS 

1. Reconciliation of Cash Accounts 

2. Free Cash Calculation 

3. Schedule of Reserve Fund Transfers 



Respectfully submitted, 
J. Michael Buckley 



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nSCAL YEAR 2000 



Revenue: 
Property Taxes 
State Aid 
Excise Taxes 
Other Local Receipts 

Total Revenue 



14.875.906 
2.297.373 
1,031.841 
1,198.511 



19,403,631 



Less: 



Expenditures: 




General Government 


1,188,709 


Public Safety 


2.858,646 


Schools 


9,066.081 


Public Works 


1,312,046 


Public Health 


75.519 


Human Services 


155,237 


Culture & Recreation 


404,252 


Debt Service 


2.119,207 


Employee Benefits & Insurance 


1,832,099 


State and County Assessments 


624,869 


Total Expenditures 




Encumbrances: 






75,993 


Continued Appropriations 


374,394 


Reserve For Expenditure-Prior Year 





Encumbrances-Prior Year 


(641,743) 


Total Encumbrances 








Operating Transfers In 


201,533 


Operating Transfers Out 


(39,209) 


State Over Assessments 





Snow Deficit Adjustment (net) 


(23,059) 


Miscellaneous Adjustments 


5,215 



Total Financing Sources(Uses) 
Excess of Revenues Over Expenditures 
Unreserved Fund Balance July 1, 1999 
Unreserved Fund Balance June 30, 2000 



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Total Tax Levy 



GENERAL FUND REVENUE 
BUDGET VS. ACTUAL 



BUDGET 



ACTUAL 



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COLLECTED 



Real Estate 


14,812.640 


14,596,042 


(216,597) 


98.5% 


Personal Property 


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164,938 


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98.2% 


Tax Liens 





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110,026 


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4.900 


4,900 


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14.980,590 



14,875.906 



(104.684) 



99.3% 



STATE AID 



School Chapter 70 
Additional Assistance 
School Transportation 
School Construction 
Highway Fund 
Lottery 

Veterans' Exemptions 
Elderly Exemptions 
State Owned Land 
Miscellaneous 



1.076.634 


1,107,608 


30,974 


102.9% 


209.013 


209,013 





100.0% 


63.539 


33,373 


(30.166) 


52.5% 


503.700 


503,700 





100.0% 


34.765 


34,765 





100.0% 


380,740 


380,740 





100.0% 


10,782 


10,712 


(70) 


99.4% 


6,024 


14,641 


8,617 


243.0% 


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2,821 


2.821 


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Total State Aid 



2,286.181 



2.297.373 



11.192 



100.5% 



LOCAL RECEIPTS 


790,293 


1,031.841 


241.548 




Motor Vehicle Excise 


130.6% 


Boat Excise 


6,000 


6.714 


714 


111.9% 


Penalty & Interest on Taxes 










Property Taxes 


29,700 


52.767 


23.067 


177.7% 


Liens 


21,400 


15,252 


(6.148) 


71.3% 


Excise 


4,900 


5,133 


233 


104.7% 


R.TF. Stickers 


112,000 


157.812 


45.812 


140.9% 


Fees 










Board Of Selectmen 


3,000 


5,871 


2.871 


195.7% 


Town Clerk 


10,000 


10.537 


537 


105.4% 


Treasurer/Collector 


22,000 


17.893 


(4.107) 


81.3% 


Assessors 


300 


3,342 


3.042 


1113.9% 


ZBA 


3,000 


3.500 


500 


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GENERAL FUND REVENUE 
BUDGET VS. ACTUAL 





BUDGET 


ACTUAL 


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COLLECTED 


Planning Board 


2,000 


3,525 


1,525 


176.3% 


Conservation Commission 


7,000 


6.649 


(351) 


95.0% 


Police Dept 


11,700 


14.754 


3,054 


126.1% 


Ambulance 


95,000 


133,063 


38.063 


140.1% 


Fire Department Other 


4,500 


4.765 


265 


105.9% 


Weights & f\4easures 


500 


1.067 


567 


213.4% 


Dog Officer 


300 





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Recycling/RTF Revenue 


10,700 


29,361 


18.661 


274.4% 


Library Fees 


2,000 


3.402 


1.402 


170.1% 


Cemetery Fees 


5,200 


16,375 


11.175 


314.9% 


Recreation Fees 


37,000 


50,964 


13.964 


137.7% 


In Lieu of Tax 





1.290 


1,290 


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Licenses & Permits 










Facilities (Beach Stickers) 


22,400 


24,485 


2.085 


109.3% 


Board Of Health 


23.000 


33.853 


10.853 


147.2% 


Building 


33,100 


171.173 


138,073 


517.1% 


Plumbing 


6,000 


11.712 


5.712 


195.2% 


Gas 


3,000 


4.851 


1.851 


161.7% 


Electrical 


4,000 


17.299 


13,299 


432.5% 


Dog 


6,600 


6,421 


(179) 


97.3% 


Alcoholic Beverage 


16.400 


17.850 


1.450 


108.8% 


Selectmen Other 


3.800 


2.912 


(888) 


76.6% 


Selectmen Road Openings 


300 


100 


(200) 


33.3% 


Unclassified 





8.457 


8,457 


- 


Insurance Refunds 





900 


900 


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Fines & Forfeits 










Parking 


21,000 


22.887 


1,887 


109.0% 


Court Fines 


5,000 


11.925 


6.925 


238.5% 


Registry Fines 


22.000 


26.060 


4.060 


118.5% 


Investment Income 


200.000 


242,052 


42.052 


121.0% 


Harbor Fees 


42.000 


51.561 


9.561 


122.8% 


Total Local Receipts 


1.587.093 


2.230.374 


643.281 


140.5% 


General Fund Totals 


18,853,864 


19,403,653 


549.789 


102.9% 



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STATE AND COUNTY ASSESSMENTS 





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Charges 


Charges 


County Tax 


$71,008 


$71,008 


Motor Vehicle Excise Bills 


140 


140 


Registry Non Renewals 





6,860 


Retired Teachers Health Insurance 


289,499 


289,499 


Mosquito Control Project 


20.048 


22.507 


Air Pollution Control 


2,509 


2.509 


Metro Area Planning Council 


1.737 


1,737 


Mass Bay Transit Authority 


162.452 


160,538 


Charter Schools 





70,071 


Totals 


$547,393 


$624,869 



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STATEMENT OF REVENUES, EXPENDITURES, AND CHANGES IN FUND BALANCE 

Revenue:* 

User Charges 121,919 

Sewer Liens 3,374 

Miscellaneous Revenue 44 

State Rate Relief Assistance 14,925 



Total Revenue 140,262 

Expenditures 173,291 

Encumbrances 24,493 

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Total Expenditures & Encumbrances (197,784) 

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Revenue:* 

User Charges 1,578,496 

Water Liens 59,391 

Water Fees 21,616 

Penalties & Interest 13,353 

State Reimbursements 

Hydrants Charges 53,723 



Total Revenue 1,726,579 

Expenditures 1,687,764 

Encumbrances 318,037 



Total Expenditures & Encumbrances (2,005,801) 

Excess of Revenue Over Expenditures (279,222) 

Retained Earnings July 1, 1999 98,596 

Add: Prior year Encumbrances Closed 269,777 

Year End Adjustments 677 

Retained Earnings June 30, 2000 89,828 
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TRUST FUNDS 
STATEME^f^ OF REVENUES AND EXPENDITURES 





Balance 


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Balance 




Ju*y1 


Receipts 


Withdrawals 


Income 


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PARKS AND PLAYGROUNDS 












BJHings Park Fund 


1.286.76 


0.00 


0.00 


74.99 


1,361.75 


Billings Common Fund 


1.134.32 


0.00 


0.00 


66.11 


1,200.43 


H.W. Wadleigh Park Fund 


6.607.74 


0.00 


0.00 


385.10 


6,992.84 


Wheelwright Park Fund 


18.076.23 


0.00 


1.354.00 


1,005.12 


17.727.35 


Edith M. Bates Fund 


7,320.16 


0.00 


0.00 


426.64 


7.746.80 


Beechwood Improvement Association 


6,492.60 


0.00 


0.00 


351.36 


6,843.96 


Beechwood Ball Park Fund 


289.43 


0.00 


0.00 


16.89 


306.32 


CEMETERIES 












Perpetual Care-Woodside Cemetery 


138,595.38 


250.00 


0.00 


8,084.37 


146,929.75 


Perpetual Care-Beechwood Cemetery 


8,858.30 


0.00 


0.00 


516.26 


9,374.56 


Beechwood Cemetery Association 


4,135.97 


0.00 


0.00 


241.06 


4,377.03 


Estate of Harry E. Wilbur 


7,098.48 


0.00 


0.00 


406.01 


7,504.49 


Chartotte Uncoln Bell Memorial Fund 


31.255.45 


0.00 


0.00 


1.821.58 


33.077.03 


Isadora B. Newey Fund 


25,087.62 


0.00 


0.00 


1.46212 


26,549.74 


Cedar Street Cemetery 


4.022.95 


0.00 


0.00 


234.47 


4.257.42 


SCHOOLS 












Ripley Fund 


6,220.58 


0.00 


216.62 


349.90 


6,353.86 


James W. Nichols Scholarship Fund 


2,620.78 


0.00 


0.00 


15Z75 


2.773.53 


Major William Arthur Scholarship Fund 


7,732.75 


0.00 


0.00 


450.66 


8,183.41 


Alice and Walter Shuebruk Scholarship Fund 


113,675.55 


0.00 


500.00 


6,618.06 


119.793.61 


WyUam Ripley Jr., Athletic Fund 


14,961.60 


0.00 


O.X 


1.19266 


16,154.26 


John F. Creamer Scholarship Fund 


1,040.81 


0.00 


0.00 


56.29 


1.097.10 


Margaret M. Hardy Scholarship Fund 


233,837.69 


0.00 


15.800.00 


13,338.63 


231.376.32 


Helen & Malcom Stevens Scholarship Fund 


175.612.28 


0.00 


2,000.00 


10,209.88 


163,822.16 


Noel Ripley Scholarship 


23,256.82 


50.00 


600.00 


1.32297 


24,029.79 


Bourke Corcoran Scholarship 


17,375.84 


1.920.00 


0.00 


1,057.19 


20,353.03 


OTHER 












Stabilization Fund 


433,883.14 


0.00 


45,000.00 


22971.40 


411,854.54 


Consen^tion Fund 


17,589.81 


5,000.00 


0.00 


1,091.12 


23,680.93 


Pensk)n Reserve Retirement Fund 


810.236.81 


0.00 


60,000.00 


39,318.11 


789,554.92 


Town Pump Maintenance 


1.783.27 


0.00 


0.00 


96.07 


1,879.34 


Reed Comer Trust Fund 


123.93 


0.00 


0.00 


6.77 


130.70 


Arts Lottery Fund 


10.758.67 


3,300.00 


1.558.50 


614.13 


13,114.30 


PAUL PRAH MEMORIAL LIBRARY 












Vanguard Star Fund 

TRUST FUND TOTALS 

s 


722,460.35 


1,020.00 


32,064.00 


22,375.93 


713.792.28 


2,853,432.07 


11,540.00 


159,093.12 


136.314.60 

======= =3 


2.842193.55 

:=========== 



149 









ANfftMLOEBTREPC 
JUNE 30. 2000 


m 






Project 


Amount 
of Issue 


Date of 
Issue 


Tem, 


Interest 
Rate 


06/30/99 
Outstanding 


FYOO 
Phnapal 
Additions 


FYOO 
Principal 
Paym«,t 




1.060.000 


06/01/89 


13yrs. 


4.00 


204.000 






Tom Hall Praiect (Refinancing) 


70.125 


Transtar Station (Reftnandng) * 


550.000 


06/01/89 


13yrs. 


4.00 


116.000 




39,875 


Police/Fire Renwatiooj (Refinancing) 


395.000 


11/01/90 


lOyrs. 


4.00 


89.700 




45.500 


jofephOigood Protects* 


115.000 


11/01/90 


9yr5. 


7.17 


14,700 




14,700 


Fire Pumper 


208.000 


03/01/94 


lOyrs. 


5.30 


100.000 




20.000 


SdMcl Boiler} -Oigood 


85.000 


03/01/94 


9yrs. 


5,30 


35.000 




10.000 


Hagerty Property 


456.000 


02/15/96 


16yrs. 


4.00S.05 


375,000 




27,000 


Fuel Tanks & Renovations 


299.415 


02/15/96 


lOyrs. 


4.004.95 


201.615 




32.600 


School Buses 


66.000 


02/15/96 


4yrs. 


4.254.95 


16.500 




16.500 


AtWetic Fields Supplement 


99.700 


02/15/96 


ISyrs 


4.004.95 


79.600 




6.700 


AtMelic Fields * 


775,000 


02/15/96 


15yrs 


4.004.95 


608.800 




55.400 


SMer engineenng 


196,885 


02/15/96 


4yrs. 


4.254.95 


47.485 




47.485 


Public Works Garage* 


752.000 


02/15/96 


16yr$. 


4.00-5.05 


626.000 




44.315 




120.000 


08/15/96 


4yrs. 


4.65-6.10 


60.000 




30.000 


Sewerl&l 


70.000 


08/15/96 


20yrs. 


4.65-6.10 


63.900 




2.600 


Landfill Capping 


1.315.000 


08/15/96 


20yrs. 


4.65-6.10 


1.206.600 




54.200 


f4e» Osgood School* 


9.890.000 


10/15/98 


19yrs. 


3.90-5.75 


9.890.000 




210.000 


New Osgood School Supplement * 


250.000 


10/15/98 


19yrs. 


3.90-5.75 


250.000 




5.000 


Public Works Garage Water Main 


60.000 


10/15/98 


lOyrs. 


3.90-5.75 


60.000 




6.000 


Public Works Garage Supplement 


230.000 


10/15/98 


18yrs. 


3.90-5.75 


230.000 




15.000 


Cemetery Design 


25.000 


10/15/98 


4yrs. 


3.90-5.75 


25.000 




10.000 


Harbor Dredging 


75.000 


10/15/98 


12yr$. 


3.905.75 


75.000 




9.000 


School Technology 


100.000 


10/15/98 


9yrs. 


3.90-5.75 


100.000 




15.000 


Sewer 1 1, 1 MWPAT 96-37 


188.649 


10/06/99 


20yr5. 






188.649 





School Planning * 


250,000 


12/01/99 


4yfS. 


3.75-5.25 




250.000 





Osgood School Completion* 


244,500 


12/01/99 


ISyrs. 


3.75-5.25 




244,500 





School Technology 


160,000 


12/01/99 


4yrs. 


3.75-5.25 




160,000 





Library Planning 


120,000 


12/01/99 


4yrs. 


3.75-5.25 




120.000 





Flood Control 


146.250 


12/01/99 


ISyrs 


3.75-5.25 




146,250 





Flood Control 


113.750 


12/01/99 


15yrs 


3.75-5.25 




113,750 







90.000 


12/01/99 


9,rs. 


3.75-5.25 


90.000 





TOTALS TAX LEVY FUNDED 




14.474,900 


1.313,149 


787,000 



FYOO 06/30/00 

SRF Outstanding 

Balance 



15,001,049 



> Excluded Irom limits of Proposition 2 1/2 



150 



JUNE 30. 2000 






Amount 
of lisut 



Diteo« 
lisue 



06/30/99 
intvcst OuttUndir^ 
R»tt btitnct 






nroc 06/»A» 

SWf Outtunduii 



tpd Til Lgyy Obligations ■ 



Strait) Pond S«wer MWPAT 96-33 
Straits Pond Sewer MWPAT 96-34 
Oowttown Sewer MWPAT 97-38 
Downtown Sewer MWPAT 98^5 
Downtown Sewer MWPAT 98-55 

er MWPAT 98-105 

er MWPAT 98-106 
TOTALS • BETTERMENTS ft TAX LEVY FUNDED 

ffrtir Revenue ObliBatlons Issued 



365.000 


08/15/96 


20yr$. 


4.65.6. 10 


338.600 




IMBO 




W4»iC 


325.000 


10/15/98 


15yrs. 


3.90-5.75 


325.000 




20.000 




305 OOC 


1.930.900 


12/09/98 


20yrs. 


4.0-5.15 


1,930.900 




2.215 


76 98^ 


l.BSI.TOC 


1.660.400 


12/09/98 


20yrs. 


4.0-5.15 


1.660.400 




15.105 


19695 


1625.600 


840.500 


12/09/98 


20rs. 


4.0-5.15 


840.500 




24,473 


10.027 


aoeooo 


187,400 


12/09/98 


20yTi. 


4.0-5.15 


187.400 




5,464 


2.236 


179,700 


261.700 


12/09/98 


20yrs 


4.0-5.15 


261.700 




269 


10.431 


251.0OC 


1,630.000 


10/06/99 








1.628.549 






1.628 549 


1,625.000 


10/06/99 








1.623.595 






1.623594 




5.544,500 


3.252.144 


81,176 


119.374 


8 596 094 



Water Treatment Plant 
Land Acquisition (Refi) 

r Main Project I ft II 
Sjfflcm Repairs 1995-6 
Disthbution System 
System Improvem e nts 

TOTALS ■ WATER REVENUE FUNDED 
GRAND TOTAL 



AMOUMTS AUTHO RIZED AND UNISSUED 



2.500.000 


01/01/78 


34 yn. 


5.00 


949.000 




73.000 




•76.000 


1.900.000 


11/01/90 


15yr$. 


4.00 


1.035.600 




114.800 




920 KO 


195.000 


08/15/96 


8yrs. 


4.65-6.10 


145.000 




30,000 




IIS.OOC 


2.450,000 


08/15/96 


20yrs. 


4.65-6.10 


2.200.900 




119,550 




2.081.350 


900,000 


10/15/98 


19yrs. 


3,90-5.75 


900,000 




50,000 




850.000 


1,430,500 


12/01/99 


15yr$. 


3.755.25 





1.4X,500 







1.430.500 




5.230,500 


1.430.500 


I87JS0 





«.273.iiO 










25^49.900 


5,»»5.793 


US5.S26 


U9.J74 


»,fT0.79J 



Dale 



Sdwol Technology 
Sdwd Renovations 
Vater System Impr o vements 

I >!«« Library 



ire Trucks 



<<atlewater Management Plan 
>«wcr Construction-Straits (96-33A) 
lewer Construction-Straits (96-34A) 
iewer Construction-Straits (96-348} 
*»er Construction-Straits (Fleet) 
lly Pond Sewer Study 
tfwtonville Sewerage 
twer Construction • 0owntown(99-10) 
iwir Construction - Downtown(99 1 1) 
•wer Construction - Oowntown(00-03) 
iwir Construction ■ 0owntown(00-04) 



03/25/00 


150,000 


03/25/00 


41.800.000 


03/25/00 


1.600.000 


03/25/00 


2.900,000 


03/25/00 


50.000 


03/25/00 


109,500 


12/01/99 


360,000 


12/01/99 


390,000 


03/27/99 


200,000 


10/26/98 


1.866.327 


10/26/98 


506.247 


10/26/98 


2,072.061 


10/26/98 


628,365 


10/26/98 




03/28/98 




03/29/97 


2.291.772 


03/29/97 


2.301,583 


03/29/97 


237,043 


03/29/97 


4.379,345 



61.842.243 



151 



RECONCILIATION OF TOWN CASH ACCOUNTS 
JUNE 30, 2000 



Fund 



Balance 



General Fund 

School Lunch Fund 

Highway Fund 

School Special Revenue Fund 

Town Special Revenue Fund 

Central Sewer Fund 

North Cohasset Sewer Fund 

Capital Projects Fund 

Water Fund 

Water Capital Projects Fund 

Trust Funds 

Agency Fund 

ACCOUNTANT TOTAL 



1, 513,000 



32,440 

107,295 

349,516 

24,493 

4,137 

1,413, 065 

407, 865 

2, 173, 007 

2, 842, 194 

(44,211) 

$8, 822, 801 



Account 



Balance 



Bank of Boston 

Boston Safe Deposit 

Citizens Bank 

Fleet Bank 

Mass Municipal Depository Trus 

Rockland Trust Company 

State Street Bank & Trust 

Certificates of Deposits 

Cash on Hand 

Warrants in Transit 

Total General Cash 

Add: Trust Funds 

TREASURER TOTAL 



98, 174 

1, 108,273 

8, 945 

71, 892 

5, 002, 008 

245, 031 

2, 598 



150 

(556,463) 

$5, 980, 607 

2, 842, 194 

8, 822,801 



152 



FREE CASH CALCULATION 
JUNE 30. 2000 



Unexpended Balance Fiscal 1 999: 1 ,780 

Increase in Uncollected Property Taxes: (17,846) 



Surplus Local Receipts: 






Motor Vehicle Excise 


241,548 




Penalties & Interest 


30,749 




R.T.F. Stickers 


45,812 




Ambulance Revenue 


38,063 




Recycling & RTF Revenue 


22.161 




Building Pemiits 


158,935 




Fines & Forfeits 


12.872 




Investment Income 


42,052 




Other Local Receipts 


59.460 


651.652 


Retumed Appropriations 




147.137 


Department of Revenue Adjustments 




47,125 


June 30, 2000 Free Cash Certification 




829.848 



153 



SCHEDULE OF RESERVE FUND TRANSFERS 



DEPARTMENT 



BUDGET UNE 



DATE 



AMOUNT 



Original Appropriation 






$100,000.00 


Advisory Committee Transfers: 






Town Manager 


Mileage 


07/13/99 


1,800.00 


Legal 


General Expenses 


05/10/00 


10,000.00 


Elections & Town Meeting 


Temporary Help 


01/26/00 


1,500.00 


Elections & Town Meeting 


Voting Machine Expense 


01/26/00 


1,415.00 


Town Reports 


Printing 


05/10/00 


2,545.00 


Parking Tickets 


Data Processing 


05/10/00 


600.00 


Unclassified 


Water Purchase 


01/26/00 


4,000.00 


Police 


Overtime 


05/10/00 


30,000.00 


Fire 


Vehicle Maintenance 


05/10/00 


1,893.00 


Fire 


Medical Expense 


05/10/00 


1,728.00 


Building Inspector 


Longevity 


05/10/00 


50.00 


Plumbing & Gas 


Inspections 


06/30/00 


415.00 


School 


Special Education 


05/10/00 


27,000.00 


Public Works 


Overtime 


01/26/00 


3,584.00 


Public Works 


Overtime 


06/30/00 


1,475.00 


Unemployment 


State Assessment 


05/10/00 


2300.00 


Medicare 


Medicare Tax 


06/30/00 


656.00 


Medicare 


Medicare Tax 


05/10/00 


6,500.00 



Balance Returned to General Fund 



2,539.00 



154 



TOVWOFCOHASSET 
WAGES & SALARIES PAID 2000 



1 


400120 


SCHOOL 


MALVEYIDWAKDM 


11031597 


2 


100210 


POUCE 


COGILLDAVIDC 


109 564 13 


3 


100210 


POUCE 


SN4ALLJ0HNH 


102.06104 


4 


100210 


POUCE 


COKTUOHNC 


92.777 53 


5 


400229 


SCHOOL 


DELORENZOJOHNM 


65 515 97 


6 


100210 


POUCE 


POMAWCODAVIDJ 


63 76611 


7 


100210 


POUCE 


PETERSiHFl 1 FT L 


78 393 56 


8 


100122 


TOWN MANAGER 


HADOADXAKXW 


77,213 76 


9 


100210 


POUCE 


JACKSON.ROBERT W 


76 599 37 


10 


400229 


SCHOOL 


GLLAnCHAEL PATTUCK 


76.299 S4 


11 


400204 


SCHOOL 


CANTELMO>iARILEEA 


75 456 66 


12 


400226 


SCHOOL 


nark]ewiczj»ai;l h 


75.014 74 


13 


400223 


SCHOOL 


LEARY£DWARDJ 


74 370 14 


14 


400217 


SCHOOL 


CALLAHANPAUL F 


72.979 76 


15 


400225 


SCHOOL 


MAGNUSSENDAVID R 


71.993 74 


16 


100210 


POIICF 


TREANOIUEFFREY 


71.551 17 


17 


400224 


SCHOOL 


WALSHDENNIS J 


71.541 21 


16 


100210 


POUCE 


OUIGLEY.WILLIAMP. 


71.106 43 


19 


400229 


SCHOOL 


COLLINS JR.CURT1S 


70 265 32 


20 


100210 


POUCE 


NOONAN.BRIAN W 


69 572 65 


21 


400228 


SCHOOL 


LEONARD R.EDWARD 


66 356 10 


22 


400226 


SCHOOL 


PORTDLANNLESLE 


66 016 10 


23 


400223 


SCHOOL 


EMMGNSJIONALDL 


67.720 20 


24 


400236 


SCHOOL 


FORTTN.GEORGEA 


66 644 89 


25 


100422 


PUBUC WORKS 


LITCHFiaDJUROLDW 


66 49160 


26 


100135 


FINANCE DIRECTOR 


BUCKLEY. J. MlCHAa 


66 399 90 


27 


400234 


SCHOOL 


BEATS0NB.1ZABETOM 


66.09165 


28 


400233 


SCHOOL 


SCHLEIFFJklARlE 


66 060 61 


29 


400226 


SCHOOL 


ONEIL IILTHOMAS J 


65.327 04 


30 


100210 


POUCE 


GRASS1EJR.FREDERJCK 


65.236 05 


31 


400216 


SCHOOL 


MAGOUNJOANN 


64.762 46 


32 


400120 


SCHOOL 


aSNEROSXENNFm R. 


64 745 02 


33 


400216 


SCHOOL 


SHULTZJIUWRENCE 


64 700 04 


34 


400217 


SCHOOL 


BROWN.GENEVIEVE 


64.664 75 


35 


400224 


SCHOOL 


HOGAN.PAULF 


64.303 66 


36 


400120 


SCHOOL 


FENNESSEYJlimiC 


63 521 29 


37 


100220 


FIRE 


LINCOLNJIOGERW 


63 337 91 


38 


400223 


SCHOOL 


lOTEWILLIAMC 


63 240 20 


39 


400201 


SCHOOL 


DANGaO>4ARlLYN 


62 772 50 


40 


400203 


SCHOOL 


BAUSHiUSAN 


62563 06 


41 


400203 


SCHOOL 


ALCOn.MAUREENP 


62 46166 


42 


400215 


SCHOOL 


DEAKINJRANKA 


62.353 76 


43 


400215 


SCHOOL 


LEVINLRAYMOND 


62.323 76 


44 


400225 


SCHOOL 


NEUNDORJJJ 


62.278 76 


45 


100210 


POUCE 


HUNT.GARRETA. 


61 591 93 


46 


100210 


POUCE 


YOCUM.RJCHARD 


59 188 94 


47 


400237 


SCHOOL 


ROLFEJIGBERTA 


58 91140 


48 


400214 


SCHOOL 


CASSIANIJOANM 


57 609 40 


49 


100141 


ASSESSORS 


POOLER.CHERYL A 


57 450 16 


50 


400226 


SCHOOL 


FEDERICOJOSEPH F 


56 947S4 


51 


400227 


SCHOOL 


BUCKLEY JRJOHNC 


56 697 21 


52 


400232 


SCHOOL 


FORD.RONALD J 


56 636 65 


53 


400229 


SCHOOL 


ELYJLORENCE 


56 166 73 


54 


400217 


SCHOOL 


SWEENEY.TORIN 


55 686 23 


55 


400233 


SCHOOL 


WOOD JO-ELLEN S 


55 546 69 


56 


400216 


SCHOOL 


CISNERGSXLlZABEni 


55 401 63 


57 


100220 


FIRE 


GURRY JAMES L 


55 285 49 


58 


100220 


FIRE 


RUNEY JAMES P 


55 27165 


59 


400223 


SCHOOL 


CRONIN.FKANCESI 


55 216 69 


60 


400204 


SCHOOL 


YESS.DEN1SE ANNE 


55 014 82 


61 


400227 


SCHOOL 


BOUCHARD JOSEPH K 


56.007 53 


62 


400217 


SCHOOL 


MURPHY WARWRIE 


54*47 S3 



155 



63 


100241 


BUILDING 


EGANJIOBERTM. 


S4.833.86 


64 


100220 


ORE 


PROTTJLlS.WILLiAMJ. 


54,690.15 


65 


400227 


SCHOOL 


FTTZCERALDJAREDE 


S4.663.18 


66 


400216 


SCHOOL 


MAGNUSSENJIANCY 


S4.416.67 


67 


400201 


SCHOOL 


HURLEY>!ARYC 


54.411.31 


68 


400227 


SCHOOL 


NEWKDUtSCOTTP 


54.174.57 


69 


400202 


SCHOOL 


BARBIERU)1ANEM 


54.037.57 


70 


100510 


BOARD OF HEALTH 


GODZDUOSEPHR. 


54.034.94 


71 


400224 


SCHOOL 


LEE>1ARGAREr 


53.947.57 


72 


400217 


SCHOOL 


BIAGINLSTEVEN 


53.947.57 


73 


100220 


FIRE 


SHVIAJIOBERTD. 


53.763.69 


74 


100210 


POUCE 


LENNON.GREGORYJ. 


53.024.64 


75 


100220 


RRE 


HUSKJ^ARKH. 


5Z665.34 


76 


400215 


SCHOOL 


DICiaNS0N4)AYLE 


52.484.60 


77 


400237 


SCHOOL 


KKUREKJIOBERTG. 


52,445.73 


78 


100610 


LIBRARY 


HUSBAND JANET G. 


52.343.20 


79 


200322 


SCHOOL 


LINCOLN J)AVID J. 


5Z2S2.60 


80 


100145 


TREASURER/COLLECTOR 


1 DIVrrOJR..JOSEPHA. 


51.559.30 


81 


400234 


SCHOOL 


DEVINMAURAM. 


51.509.55 


62 


400225 


SCHOOL 


MCOHAIL PATRICIA 


51.401.50 


83 


400214 


SCHOOL 


H0RIGAN3USANM 


51.384.76 


84 


100220 


FIRE 


CURLEY JAMES F. 


51.341.39 


85 


400217 


SCHOOL 


RinsjUDrmA 


51.219.25 


86 


400202 


SCHOOL 


rOIIINSJlGSALIEL 


51.150.28 


87 


100220 


FIRE 


PRQ-nJLIS.ROBERTF. 


51.056.00 


88 


400200 


SCHOOL 


FREEJEAN 


50,567.10 


89 




RECREATION 


WORLEYJOHNM 


50,292.30 


90 


400217 


SCHOOL 


MACINNISJOHNV 


50.073.36 


91 


400221 


SCHOOL 


MARKS3RYANE 


50,072.36 


92 


400222 


SCHOOL 


CHATTERTON.CLARK 


49,806.23 


93 


400204 


SCHOOL 


WEYDT,MICHAa 


49.791.16 


94 


400220 


SCHOOL 


ROHRER.En,EEN 


49,454.40 


95 


400202 


SCHOOL 


WELLS3ARBARA 


49,267.98 


96 


100220 


FIRE 


HERNANJOHNM. 


48,918.33 


97 


100210 


POUCE 


MATOSilSAM. 


48,876.49 


98 


100422 


PUBLIC WORKS 


SESTnO^^NTHONYC 


48,626.95 


99 


400239 


SCHOOL 


DUFFY>1AUR£ENM 


48.611.39 


100 


400214 


SCHOOL 


HENRYJ)EBORAHA. 


46,514.84 


101 


400204 


SCHOOL 


MCCARTHYiAURENM 


48,376.56 


102 


400201 


SCHOOL 


BLUMEKRISTTNDW. 


47.861.50 


103 


400?3fl 


SCHOOL 


MCCARTHY-EGAN^NN 


47,805.52 


104 


400203 


SCHOOL 


OWENS£LIZABETHR 


47.771.23 


105 


400217 


SCHOOL ■ 


BERRYAWUREENM. 


47,651.23 


106 


400202 


SCHOOL 


MCCABEJARBARA 


47,383.45 


107 


100210 


POLICE 


TARANTING.CHRISTYJ. 


47,309.33 


108 


100220 


FIRE 


LITCHFIELD.WIIMAM 


47,276.83 


109 


100220 


FIRE 


FINEGARTHOMASP 


47,185.07 


110 


100161 


TOWN CLERK 


DOUGLASJ^ARIONL. 


46,779.46 


111 


100541 


ELDER AFFAIRS 


BRYANTON.KA-raLEENR 


46,630.78 


112 


400214 


SCHOOL 


CORXHUM.SUZI 


46,419.83 


113 


100220 


FIRE 


WENZL0W.ER1CW. 


46,179.67 


114 


300120 


SCHOOL 


GREENWOOD.DEBORAHC. 


46.126.64 


115 


100210 


POLICE 


DASlLVA.-mOMASO. 


46.046.60 


116 


100220 


FIRE 


BILODEAU.PAULT 


46.003.31 


117 


100220 


FIRE 


FIORl JAMES E. 


45,869.06 


118 


100422 


PUBLIC WORKS 


UUGaLEJ»hTWG 


45.679.16 


119 


100220 


FIRE 


MARRJ^TIHEWB 


45,423.40 


120 


400229 


SCHOOL 


UFOUNTAFNALLENW. 


44,987.68 


121 


100220 


FIRE 


DOCKRAYJOHNJ 


44,980.82 


122 


100220 


FIRE 


MAH0NEYJR..FRANC1S 


44,800.09 


123 


100210 


POUCE 


UUGELLLPAULJ. 


44,764.87 


124 


100220 


FIRE 


STRUZnCEDWARDJ. 


44,632.16 


125 


100210 


POUCE 


AINSLIEJRLAWRENCE 


44.506.28 


126 


400233 


SCHOOL 


MAROISJEANNE 


44.34592 


127 


100220 


FIRE 


HATCH. CHARLES 


44.249.70 


128 


300625 


SCHOOL 


ALPERT^IZABETHL. 


44.200.40 



156 



129 


100220 


RRE 


MORWSON.UURAC 


44 0O5J4 


130 


400215 


SCHOOL 


TRAVERSAURIEL 


43 494 03 


131 


400217 


SCHOOL 


KAIAPfNSKlllSAA 


43.404 03 


132 


100211 


POUCE 


WbtKSJ)AVlDK)HN 


43.273 86 


133 


100220 


ORE 


ROSANOJIANDAU W 


4373891 


134 


100422 


PUBUC WORKS 


SESTTm.CARLA 


4Z711J5 


135 


100220 


FIRE 


TEMPLETDN. CRAIG 


42.335 07 


136 


400120 


SCHOOL 


RJSLGUIDOJ 


42.294 15 


137 


100422 


PUBUC WORKS 


LIVINGSTON.BOyDJ 


4211820 


138 


400217 


SCHOOL 


SULLIVAN.VICTORIA 


4208171 


139 


100422 


PUBUC WORKS 


COCHRAN. JOSEPH E 


41.90918 


140 


100220 


FIRE 


BaANGER, RANDY 


41.81553 


141 


400204 


SCHOOL 


LEC0UNTJR.J10BERT 


41.507 76 


142 


200322 


SCHOOL 


MCARTHUR. WILLIAM H 


41.480 93 


143 


100220 


FIRE 


DEVLIN. HUGH 


41440 50 


144 


400239 


SCHOOL 


ROGG.CHRlSnNE F 


41425 06 


145 


100295 




WTNTERSJOHNH 


40.16566 


146 


400224 


SCHOOL 


BIERMAN.CAROLE L 


39.74131 


147 


100422 


PUBLIC WORKS 


PEPENBRINK.ROBERT 


39.389 71 


146 


100610 


LIBRARY 


WATROUSiUSAN M 


39.05295 


149 


100610 


UBRARY 


TERRY.SUZANNE S 


39 018 26 


150 


40072? 


SCHOOL 


BEALDhBURAH G 


38.89075 


151 


400120 


SCHOOL 


JONES.YVONNE 


38.49365 


152 


400120 


SCHOOL 


GALUGHERJOAN 


38.314 09 


153 


400225 


SCHOOL 


JONFS DANia C 


37.963 48 


154 


400229 


SCHOOL 


TAFTAUN R 


37.925 74 


155 


100422 


PUBLIC WORKS 


POLAND JUCHARDM 


37.838 16 


156 


100145 


TREASURER«:OLLECTOR 


LrrCHFIELOilNDAM. 


37.48500 


157 


100211 


POLICE 


WIGMORETHOMAS W 


37.436 72 


158 


400217 


SCHOOL 


MCGRATKaiZABETTi 


37.358 77 


159 


400236 


SCHOOL 


MURPHY>1ICHELLE A 


37.112 45 


160 


100422 


PUBLIC WORKS 


BUTMANJCENNETH BARRY 


36.75209 


161 


400202 


SCHOOL 


COOkXAURENM 


36.648 5? 


162 


400217 


SCHOOL 


BERMAN>NN 


36.597.25 


163 


200321 


SCHOOL 


K)NES.-mOMASW 


36.514 79 


164 


400215 


SCHOOL 


JORDAN.KATHLEENA 


36.424 23 


165 


200320 


SCHOOL 


DANIELSON. JOHN 


36.01791 


166 


300120 


SCHOOL 


BIERWERTJANICE 


36.003.21 


167 


200322 


SCHOOL 


SOULEJCEVINW 


35.963 30 


166 


1004?? 


PUBLIC WORKS 


THAYER-KENNE™ E 


35.875.09 


169 


400215 


SCHOOL 


MCNAMARA.PAMEU J 


35.722 53 


170 


400235 


SCHOOL 


ERLANDSENJtOBERT 


35.583 45 


171 


400203 


SCHOOL 


HANSONJEANNEB 


35 388 45 


172 


100220 


FIRE 


CORBOXDWARDM 


34.84188 


173 


100610 


UBRARY 


POPE^USANM 


34 418 66 


174 


400214 


SCHOOL 


KEATINGXAURA R 


34.377.52 


175 


200321 


SCHOOL 


HOLUND.THEODOREL. 


34.308 43 


176 


300120 


SCHOOL 


K1LPATR1CK.SHAR0N M 


34.284 15 


177 


200322 


SCHOOL 


THURSTON.RJCHARDF 


34,153 66 


178 


400204 


SCHOOL 


MARCUSJARBARA 


34.139 94 


179 


100211 


POLICE 


DOUGLAS-PATRiCIA A 


34.043 06 


180 


100171 


CONSERVATIONVLANNING NOONAN.NANCY ANN 


33.920 56 


181 


400220 


SCHOOL 


DaEON.MARY P 


33.787 07 


182 


400200 


SCHOOL 


DARME7X0.CHRIST1NE 


33.55511 


183 


400214 


SCHOOL 


■mOMASPAOUIN. LAUREN 


33 477 52 


184 


100145 


BOARD OF SELECTMEN 


FITZGERALD. CHRISTINE M 


33182 62 


185 


100211 


POLICE 


MAGA2U. DANA A 


33.152 38 


186 


400229 


SCHOOL 


JONES. MICHAEL 


33 025 53 


187 


400202 


SCHOOL 


DaOE. STEPHANIE 


32.91207 


188 


400204 


SCHOOL 


MURPHY.COLLEEN E 


32.904 35 


189 


300250 


SCHOOL 


OLEARY^NNE M 


32.837 07 


190 


200322 


SCHOOL 


SARGENT. KENNETHS 


32.567 75 


191 


400230 


SCHOOL 


BERK0Wn2,NINA 


32.506 38 


192 


400220 


SCHOOL 


MUIRJONNIEM 


32 364 38 


193 


400239 


SCHOOL 


KELLYilSA M 


32.267 02 


194 


200320 


SCHOOL 


LINCOLN.DEREK A 


32.730 14 



157 



195 


400200 


SCHOOL 


DEWALUULIAP. 


3Z035.29 


196 


400203 


SCHOOL 


RYAN.CHR1STINEM. 


31,639.12 


197 


400201 


SCHOOL 


ALVESJAREDS. 


31,474.68 


198 


300120 


SCHOOL 


MULLIGAN4)EANNAL. 


31,319.00 


199 


100122 


BOARD OF SELECTMEN 


STUDLEY JOYCE D. 


31.207.38 


200 


300120 


SCHOOL 


DONOVANJJANCYE 


30,919.00 


201 


300300 


SCHOOL 


SULLIVAN>1AUREENP. 


30.809.00 


202 


100422 


PUBLIC WORKS 


MARSHJiERBERTL 


30,740.48 


203 


100510 


BOARD OF HEALTH 


TKADD.TARA 


30,433.15 


204 


100161 


TOWN CLERK 


STPERRECAROL 


29.514.61 


205 


300120 


SCHOOL 


MEADEJONI 


28.48349 


206 


100122 


BOARD OF SELECTMEN 


WINN.EllENB 


27,586.90 


207 


400120 


SCHOOL 


SHVAIYNNB. 


27,318.57 


208 


300120 


SCHOOL 


nOUEIREDGJUDrmA. 


27,317.53 


209 


400204 


SCHOOL 


0GDENF1!7ABETHA. 


27.251.42 


210 


100141 


ASSESSORS 


KRUPCZAKJ)EBRAJ, 


26,810.51 


211 


100210 


POUCE 


DOYLE. JENNIFER 


26.326.18 


212 


300330 


SCHOOL 


MURPHY. KAREN 


25.487.64 


213 


100422 


PUBUC WORKS 


SIMMONS. PAUL A. 


25.313.51 


214 


400234 


SCHOOL 


CASONI.LOURDEEN 


25,294 45 


215 


100212 


POLICE 


SHEA.GREGORY 


24,976.25 


216 




SCHOOL 


aaoTrE.CAROL 


24,928 44 


217 


400201 


SCHOOL 


PREVETTJIENEE 


24,901.27 


218 


100212 


POLICE 


SWEENEY, RONALD E. 


24,178.75 


219 




SCHOOL 


aCONNGRJCRlSTTNE 


23,69Z91 


.220 


200322 


SCHOOL 


JACOBUCCUOHNJ 


23,316.80 


221 


100610 


UBRARY 


POOR, MICHELLE A. 


23.175.72 


222 


300320 


SCHOOL 


SADLER^SUSANM 


23,111.14 


223 


400120 


SCHOOL 


KAPUN. STEVEN 


23.080.95 


224 


100211 


POLICE 


GEDDF.SSASHAA. 


22.479.87 


225 


300330 


SCHOOL 


HALLLOWELLMARK 


22.288.47 


226 


100145 


TREASURERrtJOLLECTOR 


HENDERSON, JANE E 


22.099.28 


227 


100422 


PUBLIC WORKS 


SNOW.MARY L. 


22,063.34 


228 


400120 


SCHOOL 


FUSCO. CYNTHIA 


21.723.58 


229 


400217 


SCHOOL 


WILSON jUDrm n. 


21,050.13 


230 




SCHOOL 


CANZATERJEATRICE 


18,684 64 


231 


100541 


ELDER AFFAIRS 


BARRETT.CAROL 


18,360.00 


232 


100141 


ASSESSORS 


ROSANOJANICEM 


18,324.24 


233 


100135 


TOWN ACCOUNTANT 


FARRELL.MARYM. 


17,617.70 


234 


400225 


SCHOOL 


THOMAE.ANN 


17.311.50 


235 


100210 


POUCE 


MaEANJAMESP. 


16,812.75 


236 


300320 


SCHOOL 


MIRARCHIJCATW.EEN 


16,700.70 


237 


300310 


SCHOOL 


PEARCENANCYH. 


16,462.77 


238 


300320 


SCHOOL 


WCKEYiAURELP. 


16.262.22 


239 


300330 


SCHOOL 


KANERLEN 


16,193.61 


240 


300330 


SCHOOL 


WILDilNDAS 


16.146.03 


241 




SCHOOL 


KERRIGANJOAN 


16.136.31 


242 


300330 


SCHOOL 


CREIGHTON, NANCY 


16,059.03 


243 


300330 


SCHOOL 


MCCARTHY JU,ICEL. 


16,059.03 


244 


300320 


SCHOOL 


PRATr.KATHLEENM, 


16,059.03 


245 


300320 


SCHOOL 


SMITO-PEARL F 


16,059.03 


246 


300310 


SCHOOL 


AYER.ALISONa 


16,059.03 


247 


400202 


SCHOOL 


BARGAR.GERiA 


16,020.63 


248 


300625 


SCHOOL 


LALLY. KATHLEEN ROCKEH 


16,015.61 


249 


300320 


SCHOOL 


STAUNTONAIARYE 


15,882.87 


250 


400227 


SCHOOL 


WELCH.MlCHAa 


15.829.57 


251 


300320 


SCHOOL 


REGAN.BRENDA W. 


15,491.67 


252 


400235 


SCHOOL 


BURZYK. JANET 


15,320.88 


253 


100241 


BUILDING 


MURRAY.SANDRAJ 


15,292.63 


254 


300320 


SCHOOL 


HYNESXAURIE 


15,056.33 


255 


300310 


SCHOOL 


SMITH-MARGARETL. 


15.006.69 


256 


300250 


SCHOOL 


WOLTERS.ISABELLE 


15.006.69 


257 


300320 


SCHOOL 


CONLEY.KERRJANN 


14.462.22 


258 


40022b 


SCHOOL 


KEENAN. CHRISTOPHER 


14.44308 


259 


300625 


SCHOOL 


ARAN.ELIZABETHM 


14.39475 


260 


100541 


ELDER AFFAIRS 


COSSETIEELIZABETH 


14.393.48 



158 



261 


300320 


SCHOOL 


KURTZJACOUaiNE 


14,318 10 


262 


100175 


PLANNING BOARD 


HAJUUNCTDN.ELIZABETO 


13.7X73 


263 


300250 


SCHOOL 


WALSa HENRY M. 


13.57140 


264 


300310 


SCHOOL 


DEVlNE,CHRJSnNE 


13 49165 


265 


100610 


UBRARY 


TAYLOR. ICARJN 


13.27893 


266 




SCHOOL 


DONATO>4AR1A I. 


13141 72 


267 


300900 


SCHOOL 


GRANDEXUCIAG. 


12 91148 


268 


300310 


SCHOOL 


MADGE,TRACIL 


12810 97 


269 


400227 


SCHOOL 


WEBSTOl MELISSA 


12 468 43 


270 


200326 


SCHOOL 


FIGUEIREDO JANET L. 


11856 58 


271 


100610 


UBRARY 


WHEa WRIGHT. CAREN L 


11752 05 


272 


400600 


SCHOOL 


THORELL JENNIFER 


11683 35 


273 


400203 


SCHOOL 


PERREAULT. KELLY 


11606 07 


274 


400201 


SCHOOL 


LAPINSKl. ALLISON 


11,606 07 


275 


100210 


POUCE 


MURPHY J'AUL W 


11589 24 


276 


100220 


FIRE 


COVINO. RICHARD 


11584 65 


277 


300310 


SCHOOL 


LEAHYDENISE M 


1156922 


278 


400204 


SCHOOL 


DYKAS. KEVIN 


1144851 


279 


300320 


SCHOOL 


MOODY. SHARON 


11393 00 


280 


300320 


SCHOOL 


HARRISJOY 


11.24166 


281 


300320 


SCHOOL 


GURSKY. DONNA 


11,234 16 


282 


100422 


PUBLIC WORKS 


SWANSON, ANDREW 


11 197 00 


283 


400203 


SCHOOL 


iOPOR. HEATHER 


10 867 65 


284 


200326 


SCHOOL 


LrrCHFiaDAlARGARET 


10 714 87 


285 


100610 


LIBRARY 


ANTHONY. UURIEL 


10601 99 


286 


300320 


SCHOOL 


ZAPPOLO. SANDRA 


10584 50 


287 


200326 


SCHOOL 


PALM30NNIE K 


10572 31 


288 


400231 


SCHOOL 


LESSARD. GREGORY 


10273 35 


289 


400204 


SCHOOL 


LEHRJOANNE 


10193 68 


290 


100212 


POLICE 


J0HNS0N,R1CHARDM 


9 96150 


291 


400225 


SCHOOL 


FERRA2ZLMARY 


9,902 86 


292 


100212 


PaiCE 


YANNIZZJJTUNGS P 


9,802 00 


293 


300330 


SCHOOL 


SCEERYDR ROBERT 


9 551 40 


294 


20032b 


SCHOOL 


DOWDAMA E 


9.S47 48 


295 


30062b 


SCHOOL 


CURRY3HAR0N J 


9 442 63 


296 


200326 


SCHOOL 


LrrCHFIELD.AJLIEA 


939329 


297 


300310 


SCHOOL 


COFFEY.KATHERINE 


9 143 43 


298 


100422 


PUBUC WORKS 


MACDONALD. CHARLES 


9,132 11 


299 


300<)0fl 


SCHOOL 


RHODES.KATHLEEN E 


9,052 86 


300 


200326 


SCHOOL 


CLAY.VIRGFNU E 


9 02104 


301 


100541 


ELDER AFFAIRS 


TEWKSBURY. HAMILTON 


8.998 43 


302 


300320 


SCHOOL 


BARRETTJEVERLY S 


8.83100 


303 


300320 


SCHOOL 


SHANNONDEBORAH 


8 781 57 


304 


100541 


ELDER AFFAIRS 


DIEFJbNBACRCAROL 


8.660 00 


305 


100210 


POUCE 


CURRANJRIAN 


8.641 36 


306 


300310 


SCHOOL 


CARNABUCI.MELISSA 


8.604 72 


307 


100422 


PUBUC WORKS 


OBREN. THOMAS J 


8.511 70 


308 


300625 


SCHOOL 


COSTA. MELISSA 


849225 


309 


400227 


SCHOOL 


EDWARDS. TOBY LANE 


6 425 47 


310 


300320 


SCHOOL 


KNOX.CHERYL 


8.421 84 


311 


300330 


SCHOOL 


CONLEYiJUSTl L 


8.346 24 


312 


100212 


POUCE 


GILMARTTN.JAMESA 


8 214 25 


313 


300900 


SCHOOL 


CALABRIA.MARJA 


8.07101 


314 


300900 


SCHOOL 


JACOBUCCl£ILEEN C 


7.767 12 


315 


100210 


POUCE 


NOVIOJUCHARDM 


7.617 25 


316 


300900 


SCHOOL 


MARCaU.GIUSEPPINA 


7.556 09 


317 


300310 


SCHOOL 


BURKLTTUO' 


7.550 OC 


318 




SCHOOL 


MARASCIOJOSEPHINE 


7.389.20 


319 


400600 


SCHOOL 


WILFAND.WENDV 


7.385 00 


320 


400600 


SCHOOL 


HERNBERGJO^THLEEN 


7.210 00 


321 


100141 


ASSESSORS 


VAYO. DEVON 


7.067 96 


322 


300625 


SCHOOL 


MACDONALD. JESSICA 


7 042 75 


323 


300900 


SCHOOL 


D-aiAJOANNE 


701168 


324 


300310 


SCHOOL 


LOWD. DONNA 


6 999 03 


325 


300310 


SCHOOL 


SANDERS. SUSAN 


6 999 03 


326 


300310 


SCHOOL 


BLAKE. KATMERJNE 


6 660 45 



159 



327 


100295 


HARBORMASTER 


BAGGSJIOBERT 


6.528.00 


328 


100212 


POUCE 


MCKENNA, RICHARD 


6.293.00 


329 


300625 


SCHOOL 


FINNERANJTOREEN 


6,292.50 


330 


300310 


SCHOOL 


GENOVESEilNDAA. 


6.189.73 


331 


300625 


SCHOOL 


BROWN^NNK. 


6,132.53 


332 


300320 


SCHOOL 


MAYNARDJOMBERLYR. 


6.010.64 


333 


400600 


SCHOOL 


CANNEY.KIMBERLY 


5,769.65 


334 


100422 


PUBLIC WORKS 


HUSStY.PAUL 


5.681.98 


335 


100630 


RECREATION 


EQUIMARTHAA. 


5.600.00 


336 


400231 


SCHOOL 


WILLIAMS, ROBERT 


5.548.04 


337 


300320 


SCHOOL 


PYFROMJOAN 


5.526.86 


33S 


200320 


SCHOOL 


DAMON, PAUL 


5.396.47 


339 


100212 


POUCE 


CASAGRANDEJIOBERTC. 


5.154.75 


340 


100630 


RECREATION 


R0WELL,KERR1 


5.135.25 


341 


100212 


POLICE 


TRACEY. PHILIP E 


5,133.00 


342 


400650 


SCHOOL 


PATnS0N3RiANJ. 


5.053.00 


343 


400650 


SCHOOL 


CONNERY,KARA 


5,010.99 


344 


100212 


POLICE 


HAMACKER.MARKT. 


4.886.50 


345 


300310 


SCHOOL 


DPSIMONL CAROL 


4.838.94 


346 


100221 


RRE 


MCKAY.THOMAS 


4,593.97 


347 


100212 


POLICE 


COSTA. LOUIS 


4.553.00 


348 


100610 


LIBRARY 


LONDERGAN.MARYE 


4.501.26 


349 


100212 


POLICE 


AHLSTEDT. RICHARD M 


4,466.00 


350 


400650 


SCHOOL 


CARR,MARGARET 


4,448.00 


351 


300310 


SCHOOL 


KALUS-ROUSH. ASHLEY 


4.425.00 


352 


300320 


SCHOOL 


HYSLIPXORJA 


4,303.80 


353 


400600 


SCHOOL 


FOLVEN, PATRICIA 


4,270.00 


354 


100212 


POUCE 


HANCOCK, EDWARD A. 


4.248.50 


355 


100610 


UBRARY 


COTTER, BRENDAE. 


4.079.54 


356 


100212 


POUCE 


BILLINGS, RICHARD K. 


4,074.50 


357 


100212 


POLICE 


MURRAYiEANB. 


3,965.76 


358 


300310 


SCHOOL 


BOTrARY,ALICE 


3,915.00 


359 


400650 


SCHOOL 


BOSTWICKJJEBORAH 


3,914.01 


360 


400650 


SCHOOL 


NIGRO DAVID 


3,914.01 


361 


100212 


POLICE 


MALOUF,FREDERICLa 


3,871.50 


362 


400650 


SCHOOL 


GAUDIANO.CATTIERINE 


3,800.01 


363 


400650 


SCHOOL 


SPORNJ'AUL 


3,800.01 


364 


100610 


UBRARY 


KEANEERIN 


3,734.74 


365 


100422 


PUBUC WORKS 


YAPLLMARK 


3.723.09 


366 


100422 


PUBLIC WORKS 


THAYER, DEREK M. 


3,700.27 


367 


300625 


SCHOOL 


BUTMAN,AB1GAILD. 


3,639.40 


368 


100422 


PUBUC WORKS 


CURK, LEWIS W. JR. 


3,553.68 


369 


100212 


POLICE 


nDROCKl,WII,|,IAMJ 


3.516.25 


370 


100221 


FIRE 


FITZPATWCK,IAN 


3,410.67 


371 


300625 


SCHOOL 


LUNNY. ALISON 


3.393.14 


372 


100212 


POUCE 


THURSTON, JOSEPH J 


3,364.00 


373 


100212 


POUCE 


WYMANJR..JOHNR. 


3,356.75 


374 


400217 


SCHOOL 


GREGORY, JANE 


3.28842 


375 


100211 


POLICE 


MCGUIREJCATHIFFNM 


3,271.46 


376 


100161 


TOWN CLERK 


MCGUIREJACOUELYNR. 


3,271.46 


377 


300320 


SCHOOL 


LGNGCaiZABETH 


3,225.60 


378 


100295 


HARBORMASTER 


JOHNSONJIOBERTA 


3,184.00 


379 


100221 


FIRE 


BONANNO. RICHARD A, 


Z993.04 


380 


100610 


UBRARY 


DEVLIN,AMY 


2,800.50 


381 


100221 


FIRE 


BROOKE.WILLIAMA 


2.784.22 


382 


100610 


LIBRARY 


DANE.SUSANM. 


2.76516 


383 


100422 


PUBUC WORKS 


FIGUEIREDO.GREGA. 


2.701.92 


384 


100630 


RECREATION 


SULLIVAN. SHAWNA 


2.695.00 


385 


300320 


SCHOOL 


SALERNO. HEIDI 


2,647.27 


386 




SCHOOL 


MIERJ)1ANEE 


2.610.00 


387 


400600 


SCHOOL 


NEDROWJIUTH 


2,610.00 


368 


100212 


POUCE 


LEARYDAVIDS 


2.610.00 


389 


400600 


SCHOOL 


FIGUEIREDO JENNY 


2,599.70 


390 


100221 


FIRE 


MAYNARD,STEVEN L. 


2,575.41 


391 


400650 


SCHOOL 


DOCKENDORFF.RICHARD 


2,574.99 


392 


400650 


SCHOOL 


TIMMERS. ASHLEY 


2.574.99 



160 



393 


100212 


POUCE 


AIGUIER3R1ANE 


2.573 75 


394 


400650 


SCHOOL 


MEEHANiARAC. 


Z567 01 


395 


300625 


SCHOOL 


NICYNSKUOSEPH 


ZS4a50 


396 


300310 


SCHOOL 


SERAOAS.BETTl 


Z51790 


397 


400650 


SCHOOL 


LUCnX)JTTER 


2.50131 


398 


100212 


POflCF 


LOWRANTFRAWSONR. 


2.494 00 


399 


100212 


POUCE 


MCADAMSJ)ARR£NM 


2.436 00 


400 


100212 


POUCE 


BUCKLEY.GERARD 


2.341 75 


401 


300310 


SCHOOL 


BORLAND JJANCY 


2 316 16 


402 


100630 


RECREATION 


DEVENEY.GRACEM 


2.242.50 


403 


400600 


SCHOOL 


SUDDATKJUl 


2.175 00 


404 


400650 


SCHOOL 


MIGLIACCIO.RONALD 


2 000 00 


405 


100422 


PUBLIC WORKS 


VANGEL. LARRY 


1974 00 


406 


100630 


RECREATION 


DALEY JCATHLEEN A 


1.96150 


407 


300900 


SCHOOL 


BENNETT. PAMEU 


1.900 60 


408 


100630 


RECREATION 


BEAL>UR1SAA 


1.899 00 


409 


100630 


RECREATION 


GONTARZ^MANDA E 


1.690 00 


410 


100221 


FIRE 


PRAH^RUCE 


1.879.35 


411 


100212 


POUCE 


SHEAJ)ALEL 


1.870 50 


412 


400650 


SCHOOL 


BUICKDAVID 


1.854 00 


413 


100630 


RECREATION 


FINNERAN.NOREEN 


1.84500 


414 


100630 


RECREATION 


WALSH. ALUSONK. 


1.839 75 


415 


300607 


SCHOOL 


P0T0LICCH10.BRADLEY 


1.837 00 


416 


100212 


POUCE 


ROSS.THEODOREJ 


1834 25 


417 


100123 


VETERANS 


RlPLEY.NOa 


1.833 29 


418 


300310 


SCHOOL 


TOWER. CHRISTINE 


1828 36 


419 


100212 


POUCE 


RAPPOLD. ROBERT 


1.819 75 


420 


300625 


SCHOOL 


CARNEY. GRETCHEN' 


1.80213 


421 


400650 


SCHOOL 


EKHFRCKENNETHC 


1.800.00 


422 


100212 


POUCE 


CRONFN.JOHN 


1.747.25 


423 


100221 


FIRE 


BaLEFONTArNLJOHNJ 


1.74014 


424 


400650 


SCHOOL 


CONKLrN.DWlGKTE 


1.733.34 


425 


100630 


RECREATION 


R0ONEY.DENISP. 


1.69150 


426 


100630 


RECREATION 


BONNER. KAREN 


1.688 00 


427 


100630 


RECREATION 


MANSEN. KRISTEN 


1.688.00 


428 


100212 


POLICE 


PERArNOJ^ICHAEL J 


1.638 50 


429 


100212 


POUCE 


NORRISJOHNJ 


1.609 50 


430 


100221 


FIRE 


MACNEILLJOHNM 


1.600 93 


431 


100630 


RECREATION 


SESTINA. TESSA 


1.600.00 


432 


100212 


POUCE 


GAL VIN, MATTHEW E 


1.573.25 


433 


400650 


SCHOOL 


PRGTULISJ^ARA M 


1.51500 


434 


100212 


POUCE 


GOSLIN. STEPHEN 


1.493.50 


435 


400650 


SCHOOL 


STANSaLJR.ROBERT 


1,46666 


436 


300625 


SCHOOL 


SARGENTJTEPHANIE LEE 


1.458 25 


437 


100610 


UBRARY 


BUTMANJR.JlOfiERTC 


1.41261 


438 


100610 


UBRARY 


REYNOLDS. BETSY 


1388 86 


439 


100123 


SELECTMEN 


CALLAHANTHOMASJ 


1.374 99 


440 


100141 


ASSESSORS 


MILLER FJ.SA J 


1339 96 


441 


400600 


SCHOOL 


OC0NNELL.SUSANC 


1.330 00 


442 


400600 


SCHOOL 


CUNNINGHAM. SUSAN 


1.280 00 


443 


100221 


FIRE 


MIGLIACCIOJOSEPH 


1.252 90 


444 


100212 


POUCE 


TOMPKINS. ROBERT 


1.239 75 


445 


100212 


POUCE 


MILLIS. JOSEPH 


1.232 50 


446 


100212 


POUCE 


FARRELL.THOMAS 


1225 25 


447 


100610 


UBRARY 


WATSON. MARGARET 


1.223 32 


448 


300310 


SCHOOL 


NICHOLSON.SUSAN 


1.207 50 


449 


400650 


SCHOOL 


ARDIZZONLRLrmANN 


1.200 00 


450 


100141 


ASSESSORS 


PATROLlAAIICHAaC 


1.200 00 


451 


100141 


ASSESSORS 


SMITH.WILLIAM 


1.200 00 


452 


100610 


UBRARY 


WHYTE. CAROL 


1.146 22 


453 


300320 


SCHOOL 


HERNAN.MARGARET C 


1.141 55 


454 


400600 


SCHOOL 


SIMEONEJUNE 


1.135 00 


455 


300320 


SCHOOL 


BRJGGS. LINDA 


1 129 98 


456 


100123 


SELECTMEN 


BROWNXERLES 


1.124 97 


457 


400600 


SCHOOL 


DaORENZO. ALLISON 


1.100 00 


458 


400600 


SCHOOL 


SHULTZ. LINDA 


1 100 00 



161 



459 


100630 


RECREATION 


NESSINKJESSICAR 


1.085.00 


460 


100145 


TREASURER/COLLECTOR DEVENEY.SARA 


1.080.00 


461 


100212 


POUCE 


PHILLIPS, KKIS 


1.058.50 


462 


100212 


POUCE 


BROWN, DONALD 


1.044.00 


463 


400650 


SCHOOL 


OWENS. TTMOmV 


1.030.00 


464 


100212 


POLICE 


MCCUE FRANCIS X. 


1.015.00 


465 


400650 


SCHOOL 


CAMERON. DOUGLAS 


1.000.00 


466 


100123 


SELECTMEN 


KOED.FRED 


999.96 


467 


100123 


SELECTMEN 


MCMORRISJIOSEANNEM. 


999.96 


468 


100212 


POtlCF 


SHALNO, STEVEN 


993.25 


469 


300320 


SCHOOL 


MONACO, LYNN 


979.80 


470 


100221 


FIRE 


WASHAK.ERICA. 


97448 


471 


100212 


POIICF 


BATES. KENNETO 


971.50 


472 


100212 


POUCE 


MCAULEY.COLFN 


971.50 


473 


100422 


PUBUC WORKS 


WILLIAMS. DEAN 


966.00 


474 


300625 


SCHOOL 


CALUHAN. CRYSTAL 


954.75 


475 


100212 


POLICE 


BOSWORTK. RICHARD A. 


949.75 


476 


100212 


POUCE 


KRUG. EDWARD C. 


928.00 


477 


100212 


POUCE 


BRirr, DAVID 


899.00 


478 


100161 


TOWN CLERK 


TEWKSBURY. SHIRLEY 


849.90 


479 




SCHOOL 


MALVEY, BRENDAN 


845.00 


480 


300900 


SCHOOL 


SMULLEN. DAVID 


840.00 


481 


100630 


RECREATION 


fAIlAHAN. JEFFREY R. 


625.00 


482 


100212 


POI ICF 


THAYER. JASON 


812.00 


483 


100295 


HARBORMASTER 


KELLEY. WILLIAM A. 


800.00 


484 


300320 


SCHOOL 


KtaVJhRNAUhllt 


776.04 


485 


100630 


RECREATION 


EQUL MAUREEN 


775.70 


486 


100221 


ORE 


MACNHil lORDANC. 


765:66 


487 


100212 


POUCE 


DEARTR STEVEN 


761.25 


488 


100212 


POUCE 


TWIGG.THOMAS L. 


761.25 


489 


100630 


RECREATION 


KRUPCZAK. BRIAN 


760.00 


490 


400650 


SCHOOL 


KEARNEY. JAMI-SUE 


755.33 


491 


100123 


SELECTMEN 


SULLIVAN, MICHAEL 


749.97 


492 


100212 


POUCE 


HARLAND.BRAD 


739.50 


493 


100212 


POUCE 


VALEKTE ROBERT 


739.50 


494 


100610 


UBRARY 


LESNIEWSKI-LAAS. ALICIA 


711.90 


495 


100212 


POUCE 


MfKFNNA. MATTHEW 


696.00 


496 


300310 


SCHOOL 


TRAHON. JULIE 


648.00 


497 


100124 


TOWN HISTORIAN 


WADSWORTRDAVIDH. 


600.00 


498 


100212 


paicE 


BARTLEH.JAMESA. 


572.75 


499 


100212 


POUCE 


MULCAHY. DAVID 


565.50 


500 


100610 


UBRARY 


RANKIN. ELIZABETH A. 


546.00 


501 


100212 


POLICE 


OHARAADCHAELJ. 


507.50 


502 


100212 


POLICE 


RAMSEY. ROBERT 


507.50 


503 


100161 


TOWN CLERK 


HIGGINSJEANF. 


505.42 


504 


100295 


HARBORMASTER 


DICKSON.aiFFORDJ 


500.00 


505 




SCHOOL 


BAUMJIOBERT 


495.00 


506 


100212 


POUCE 


LOVE DENNIS 


485.75 


,507 


100630 


RECREATION 


EQUl.MEREDrTHA. 


468.00 


508 


100212 


POLICE 


BRUNO. ROCCO 


464.00 


509 


100212 


POLICE 


GOYETTETIMOTHYi. 


464.00 


510 


100212 


. POLICE 


HICKEY.PAUL 


464.00 


511 


100212 


POUCE 


NORTON. PAUL M. 


464.00 


512 


100212 


POLICE 


TAYLOR JRJAMES 


464.00 


513 


300310 


SCHOOL 


SULLIVAN. MARGARET 


46301 


514 


400600 


SCHOOL 


HOL WAY, JEANNE 


440.00 


515 


400600 


SCHOOL 


WATERS.SHIRLEYB. 


440.00 


516 


100630 


RECREATION 


NUGENT. JESSICA 


440.00 


517 


100212 


POLICE 


DILLON. ROBERT 


435.00 


518 


100610 


UBRARY 


MOODY. SHARON 


42148 


519 


100212 


POUCE 


SMVm, ROBERT F. 


413.25 


520 


400600 


SCHOOL 


FRAZIERMARIE 


385.00 


521 


400600 


SCHOOL 


LEAHY. PATRICK 


385.00 


522 


400600 


SCHOOL 


WILFAND. ASHLEY 


385.00 


523 


300900 


SCHOOL 


FLOYDALAINE 


381.37 


524 


100510 


BOARD OF HEALTH 


ANDERSON. CHARLES L. 


378.00 



162 



525 


200326 


SCHCXK 


nGUEIR£DO.-mER£SE 


526 


100212 


POUCE 


KEENANDENNIS J 


527 


100123 


CML DEFENSE 


LEHRJR, ARTHUR L 


528 


100212 


POUCE 


DEFHIPPOJOHN J 


529 


100212 


POUCE 


HORXAN. CHRISTOPHER 


530 


100212 


POUCE 


WIUJAMS. EDWARD V 


531 


100222 


FIRE 


DOWNES. PETER 


532 


100123 


WEIGHTS & MEASURES 


MIGLIACaOJAUL L 


533 


100162 


TOWN CLERK 


CHARIFSAIARGARETR. 


534 


100162 


TOWN CLERK 


VOLUNGlSJUDrm P 


535 


100161 


TOWN CLERK 


FORD. EDYTHE 


536 


100212 


POUCE 


GOODE. JAMES 


537 


100422 


PUBLIC WORKS 


GONDVEER. KURT 


538 


100610 


UBRARY 


GAUUNAS, PAUL 


539 


300625 


SCHOOL 


MURPHY.TARA 


540 


100212 


POUCE 


CAR VELLO. JOHN 


541 


100212 


POUCE 


DURAKT.KENNFm 


S42 


100212 


POUCE 


ORGURXLJOHN 


543 


400600 


SCHOOL 


MAGNUSSEN.NANa 


544 


400600 


SCHOOL 


MASTROMARINO.MARY 


545 


300625 


SCHOOL 


DARMAND. ANDREW 


546 


100510 


BOARD OF HEALTH 


DONOGHUE. DONNA 


547 


100295 


HARBORMASTER 


GIBBONSXORREN S 


548 


100212 


POUCE 


BAKER, DANIEL J 


549 


100630 


RECREATION 


CARBONE. PATRJCK 


550 


100123 


SELECTMEN 


SULirVAN.DL^NEC 


551 


100212 


POUCE 


COSGROVE,JOHN 


552 


100212 


POUCE 


DEROSA. RONALD 


553 


100212 


POUCE 


FARINA, CORJNA 


554 


100212 


POUCE 


GREENE GEORGE A. 


555 


100212 


POLICE 


HORTE,DAVIDA 


556 


100212 


POUCE 


KEEFE, BARRY M. 


557 


100212 


POLICE 


KURPESS. ANDREW C 


558 


100212 


POLICE 


LEBLANC.WILLIAJ^ 


559 


100212 


POLICE 


MANNING. THOMAS 


560 


100212 


POLICE 


MCINNIS. GERALD C. 


561 


100212 


POUCE 


QUIGLEY. BRIAN J 


562 


100212 


POUCE 


REGAN. ROBERT 


563 


100212 


POUCE 


REINHART. JAMES M 


564 


100212 


POLICE 


SAUNDERS. DAVID E 


565 


100212 


POLICE 


SAWTELLL ROBERTO 


566 


100541 


ELDER AFFAIRS 


DONOHUL JAMES 


567 


400600 


SCHOOL 


URRABEL JULIA 


568 


300310 


SCHOOL 


LORDAN. KELLY 


569 


100541 


ELDER AFFAIRS 


BARREH^NNC 


570 


100630 


RECREATION 


AIKENS. SCOTT M 


571 


100630 


RECREATION 


MAFTLAND. TAMMY 


572 


300310 


SCHOOL 


ASNAULT3EVERLYJ. 


573 


300900 


SCHOOL 


TRUGLIA. GILDA 


574 


100630 


RECREATION 


DEVrrO. LAUREN 


575 


400600 


SCHOOL 


BUCKLEY. BARBARA 


576 


400600 


SCHOOL 


CHrmCK.CHLOE 


577 


400600 


SCHOOL 


MORRISON. NANCY 


578 




SCHOOL 


NEAVES.VICKEY 


579 


400600 


SCHOOL 


PHIFER.ROSS 


580 


400600 


SCHOOL 


PRAH.CAROLYN 


581 


100630 


RECREATION 


SAKTORO. NICHOLE L 


582 


100211 


POLICE 


BRADY.DEIRDRE M 


583 


300310 


SCHOOL 


BUTMANJAMI K 


584 


400650 


SCHOOL 


COOK.DEBORAH S 


585 


100212 


POUCE 


CONNOLLY. BRYAN 


586 


100212 


POUCE 


HERNON. MICHAa 


587 


100422 


PUBLIC WORKS 


SESTTTO. WILLLAM 


588 


100212 


POUCE 


BRODERJCK. EDWARD 


589 


100212 


POUCE 


CHAGNON. CHRISTINE 


590 


100212 


POUCE 


DUMAS. CRAIG 



367 57 
362 50 
350 00 
34«00 

348 00 
348 00 
343 85 
333 32 
326 00 
326 00 
326 00 
31900 
307 93 
296 52 
279 00 
27550 
27550 
27550 
275 00 
27500 
270 75 
266 00 
264 00 
253 75 
250 00 
249 99 
232 00 
232 00 
232.00 
232.M 
23200 
232 00 
232 00 
232 00 
23200 
23200 
232.00 
232 00 
232.00 
232 00 
232 00 
230 00 
220 00 
216 00 
21450 
210 00 
196 00 
194 80 
181.25 
176 00 
165 00 
165 00 
165 00 
165 00 
165 00 
165 00 
165 00 
160 00 
154 00 
152 16 
130 50 
130 50 
119 16 
116 00 
11600 
11100 



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S91 


100212 


POUCE 


592 


100212 


POUCE 


593 


100212 


POI ICF 


594 


100212 


POUCE 


595 


100212 


POLICE 


596 


100212 


POUCE 


597 


100212 


POUCE 


598 


100212 


POUCE 


599 


100212 


POUCE 


600 


400600 


SCHOOL 


601 


400600 


SCHOOL 


602 


400600 


SCHOOL 


603 




SCHOOL 


604 


400600 


SCHOOL 


605 


300900 


SCHOOL 


606 


100222 




607 


200326 


SCHOOL 


608 


100222 


FIRE 


609 


400600 


SCHOOL 


610 


100213 


POUCE 


611 


100610 


UBRARY 


612 


400600 


SCHOOL 


613 


400600 


SCHOOL 


614 


400600 


SCHOOL 


615 




SCHOOL 


616 


400600 


SCHOOL 


617 


400600 


SCHOOL 


618 


400600 


SCHOOL 


619 


400600 


SCHOOL 


620 


400600 


SCHOOL 


621 


100610 


LIBRARY 


622 


300310 


SCHOOL 


623 


100124 


MODERATOR 



FEENEYiA WHENCE 
FLEKONGJOHNP. 
GALVIN, DAVID 
GALVIN.PAUL 
HARRINGTON. ROBERT 
HAYES, RICHARD 
MARTIN. CHRISTOPHER 
MAYER. JOSEPH 
MCCARTHYiTEPHEN 
BELSON, MATTHEW 
DURKIN.UURIE 
HALLORAN.MEAGHAN 
HENRY. ERIC 
WHrTEHOUSEKATY 
CALABRIA. FELICIA 
DONOVAN, MICHAa 
OUELLETTE. CHERYL A. 
SANBORN, RAYMOND 
GENOVESEUUREN 
COPE-SULLIVAN. DANELLE 
HERTIG.JOHN 
BARRETT. SARAH 
COLLINS, MARGARET 
ERNSTMARY 
FEROLl. HELEN 
GATES. KATHLEEN 
JORDANXETITIA H. 
MURRAY. BETFS 
RINGJANE 
RIZZO.MARYLOU 
ANTHONY. SUSAN L. 
FLYNN, ANDREA 
MARLETTEIILGEORGE 



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116.00 
116.00 
116.00 
116.00 
116.00 
116.00 
116.00 
116.00 
110.00 
110.00 
110.00 
110.00 
110.00 
106.25 
105.92 
105.91 
105.78 
75.20 
60.00 
58.41 
55.00 
55.00 
55.00 
55.00 
55.00 
55.00 
55.00 
55.00 
55.00 
49.65 
30.08 
1.00 



12,425.972.67 



164 



BOARD OF ASSESSORS 



The Property Tax Levy is the revenue a community can raise through real 
and personal property taxes. In most communities the property tax levy is the 
largest source of revenue that a community can raise. For the town of 
Cohasset it represents approximately 65% of the $21,427,897.95 of the 
town's total budget for fiscal year 2000. 

As a result, It is extremely important that fair and equitable assessments of all 
properties be the norm to ensure equal distribution of the property tax base. 
This is in accordance with the constitution of the Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts, and this requirement is met through the revaluation process. 

For fiscal year 2000 the Assessor's conducted an interim adjusted of property 
values to keep pace with an appreciating real estate market. According to the 
Department of Revenue (DOR) guidelines, property values should fall within 
a range of 10% plus or minus of 100%. Arms length sales were classified and 
analyzed and market trends were identified. By far the most influencing force 
in the real estate market in Cohasset is land value, which is basically a 
measure of desirability of the community as a place to live. Land value is 
directly related to supply and demand and fluctuates with the health of the 
real estate market. Currently, the towns total land value is comprised of 48% 
of the total valuation. 

The annual Town Meeting for fiscal year 2000 adopted Section 4 of Chapter 
73 of the acts of 1986 to grant an additional real estate tax exemption of not 
more than fifty (50%) percent under clauses 17, 17c1/2, 170, 22, 22A. 22B. 
22C, 22D, 22E, 37, 37A, 41, 418, 41 C, 42 & 43 of section 5 of Chapter 59 of 
all Massachusetts General Laws. Adopting this section has enabled the 
Assessors' to increase all exemptions by fifty percent. 

The Board would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Janice Rosano 
on her retirement this year. Janice served the Town well for many years and 
the Board wishes her the best. In addition, the Board would like to 
acknowledge the Deputy Assessor/Appraiser Cheryl A. Pooler for her 
dedication and professionalism along with the hard working office staff 
consisting of Debra J. Krupczak and Devon Vayo. 



165 



The following it the 2000 Tax Recapitulation as submitted to the Department 
of Revenue: 



FYOO- Tax Rate $15.09 

Type of Property Levy % Value by Class Levy by Class Tax Rate 

Residential 92.8016 $921,287,700 $13,902,231.39 15.09 

Commercial 5.6869 56,456,900 851,934.62 15.09 

Industrial .3904 3,875,000 58,473.75 15.09 

Personal Property 1.1211 11.129.900 167.950.19 15.09 

Totals 100.0000 $992,749,500 $14,980,589.95 

II Amount To Be Raised 

a. Appropriations of Town Meeting $20,493,412.00 

b. Other amounts to be raised $ 202,401.00 

c. State & Cherry Sheet Charges $ 555,895.00 

d. Allowance for abatements & exemptions $ 176.171.95 

e. Total Amount To Be Raised $21 ,427,879.95 

III Estimated Receipts & Other Revenue Sources 

a. Estimated Receipts - State $2,448,800.00 

b. Estimated Receipts - Local 3,346,337.00 

c. Revenue sources appropriated for particular purpose 652.153.00 
e. Total estimated Receipts & other sources $6,447,290.00 

IV Summarv of total amount to be raised & total receipts from all sources 

a. Total amount to be raised $21 ,427,897.95 

b. Less estimated receipts and other revenue sources 6.447.290.00 

c. Fiscal Year 2000 Property Tax Levy $14,980,589.95 



Respectfully submitted, 

Elsa Miller, Chairman 
Nichale C. Patrolia 
Will Smith 



166 



REPORT OF THE COLLECTOR 

July 1, 1999 to June 30, 2000 



In Fiscal Year 2000, the Treasurer/Collector's Office printed and mailed 
approximately 11,948 Real Estate tax bills, 812 Personal Property tax bills, 
8,204 Motor Vehicle Excise tax bills and 9,451 Water/Sewer bills. 

Additionally, in Septennber 2000 the Collector's Office issued 331 Sewer 
Betterment bills for North Cohasset Wastewater Collection Systenn totaling 
$4,058,457.50 and in October another 831 Sewer Betterment bills for Central 
Cohasset Waste Water Collection System totaling 5,768.753.50. Sewer 
Betterments that were not paid in full within 30 days of the issue had a portion 
of their betterment appear in the 3'^ Quarter Fiscal 2001 Real Estate bill. 
Most betterments were apportioned over a 20 year period. Many thanks to 
Cohasset resident Mary McElroy for her assistance in designing and printing 
the betterment bills. 

In December 1999, the Treasurer / Collector's office discontinued the use of a 
lock box payment processing service saving the Town thousands of dollars 
and improving the accuracy of payment postings. All payments are now 
processed by the departmental staff including Linda Litchfield and Jane 
Henderson who's efforts are greatly appreciated. 

Considerable efforts were made contacting taxpayers and collecting taxes in 
arrears for Fiscal Year 1999. Tax liens were recorded on all parcels with 
outstanding taxes totaling $88,562.82. 

Attached is a spreadsheet outlining receivable activity for Fiscal Year 2000. 



Respectfully Submitted, 



Joseph A. DiVito, Jr. 
Treasurer-Collector 



167 



REPORT OF THE COLLECTOR (CONT) 

Ji^ 1.1999- June X. 2000 



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L«^ or 1999 

Lflvrorigse 



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$48,512.11 
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S16,S36.93 



$9,671.01 
$89,58375 
$17,44445 



$14,47Z967.30 

$255,197.33 

$0.00 



$250,477.64 
■W.586.31 -$1,883.41 

•$6,373 M $0.00 



$256.02777 $14,81Z64Z53 $85,10421 



$116,89971 $14,728,16463 -$123,315.94 



$248,784.23 



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Lv^ 0(1999 
Ijevy 0(1998 
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PnorYairs 



$0.00 $167,950.51 
$3,680.05 $0.00 

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$2,502.60 $000 

$11,169.12 $aoo 



$557.76 


$169.00 


$164,43548 


$0.00 


$3,126.27 


$0.X 


$275.17 


$946.84 


$0.00 


$3,008.38 


$0.00 


$0.00 


$0.00 


$0.00 


$2,963.66 


$0.00 


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$2,502.60 


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$0.00 


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$11,169.12 



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$20,315.43 



$167,950.51 



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$165.38232 



$22,770.03 



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$212,847.80 $58,327.31 



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$57703.60 $206709.26 $14,01214 

$1845208 $5,415.78 $59917 

$6,644.44 $0.00 $000 

$22471.04 $0.00 $0.00 

S100771.16 $1,134,673.38 $29,071.74 



$2979.02 


$794.28238 


$0.00 


$117784.55 


$11,120.97 


$235,980.17 


$o.n 


$20,041.52 


$56648 


$11,379.43 


$000 


$12455.74 


$0.00 


$755.92 


$0.00 


$5,888.52 


$0.00 


$495.00 


$0.M 


$21,976.04 


$14.66647 


$1.04289290 


$0.00 


$177,646.37 



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$350,119.67 $88.56282 $0.00 



$0.00 $103,867.19 -$17.63237 $317.18293 



$18,331.96 $17.63237 $0.00 



$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $35,964.33 



$5,741.89 $8,736.00 $902.81 



$0.00 $6,714.38 $0.00 $6,860.70 



$21279043 $1,588,321.18 $8,460.73 

$24,518.71 $120,189.10 $2978.70 



$7,74222 $1,636,037.94 -$61,818.37 $102536.79 

$64.55 $121,964.75 -$5728.16 $14,59075 



$379.96 $73,546.53 $0.00 



$000 $68,07403 



$0.00 $29,800.00 $1,0iaQ0 



$361.00 $29,086.00 



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Report of the Town Treasurer 

July 1, 1999 through June 30, 2000 



In March 2000, Town Meeting adopted the provisions of Massachusetts 
General Laws (MGL) Chapter 60, Section 3C to implement both a Town 
Scholarship and Local Education Fund and MGL Chapter 60, Section 3D to 
establish a Town Aid to the Elderly and Disabled Taxation Fund. 

Both MGL Chapter 60, Section 3C and 3D allow the Town to include a 
check-off insert with property tax and motor vehicle bills. The Town began 
including the check-off forms with the mailing of the Fiscal Year 2001 1^' 
Quarter Real Estate tax bills. As of December 31, 2000, the following funds 
have been collected: 

Town Scholarship Fund $ 385.83 

Local Education Fund $ 660.83 

Elderly & Disabled Taxation Fund $ 908.34 

The Scholarship Fund will provide secondary school tuition assistance to 
deserving Town residents. These funds will be in addition to scholarships 
currently available to Town residents. The Educational Fund will provide 
supplemental educational funding for the Cohasset Public Schools. 
Additionally, funds may be used for existing adult literacy programs. The 
Elderly / Disabled Fund will provide property tax relief for elderly and disabled 
Cohasset taxpayers who meet specific criteria established by the Elderly / 
Disabled Fund Committee. Awards for the above funds will be made in future 
years once there are sufficient sums available. 

The Treasurer/Collectors office continued it's comprehensive Tax Title 
Collection Program. The following amounts were collected through Tax Title 
collection in Fiscal Year 2000: 

Tax Title Liens $103,867.19 

Interest $ 15.252.00 

Total $119,119.19 

Furthermore, the Treasurer/ Collector's office continued an investment 
strategy that balances the safety, liquidity and yield of the Town's funds 
Investment income received for FiscalYear 2000 on the General Fund was 
$242,052, an increase of $25,560 from Fiscal Year 1999. 

The following is a listing of the Town's Fiscal Year 2000 General Fund Cash 
balance: 



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BALANCE IN TREASURY JULY 1, 1999 

Total Receipts for Fiscal Year 2000 

Paid Warrants 

BALANCE IN TREASURY JUNE 30, 2000 

DEPOSITORIES 

Bank of Boston 
Boston Safe Deposit 
Citizens Bank 

Fleet Bank 
MMDT 

Rockland Trust 
State Street Bank 
Cash in Drawer 

TOTAL DEPOSITORIES 

The following is a listing of the Town's Fiscal 

DEPOSITORIES 

Hingham Institution 
MMDT 

Rockland Trust 
Vanguard 

TOTAL DEPOSITORIES 



$ 6.720,400.77 
$50,870,164.70 
$51,609,958.51 
$ 5,980,606.96 



$ 98,173.69 

$ 551,811.56 

$ 8,944.56 

$ 71,891.82 
$ 5,002,008.33 

$ 245,028.95 

$ 2,598.05 

$ 150.00 



$ 5,980,606.96 
Year 2000 Trust Funds balance: 



$ 340,911.21 
$ 453,363.65 
$1,335,126.41 
$ 713,792.28 

$2,842,193.55 

Respectfully Submitted, 

Joseph A. DiVito, Jr. 
Treasurer-Collector 



170 



LAND USE CONTROL 

BUILDING DEPARTMENT 

Cohasset has continued on a pattern of moderate and structured growth 
during the past year. Several snnall subdivisions were created that are 
currently being built as well as some substantial additions and renovations to 
existing structures. 

The completion of the Central and North Cohasset sewer expansion projects 
has allowed several new homes and many additions to be constructed that 
were not previously possible with the restraints of on-site septic systems. 

Commercial and non-residential projects included the new building for the 
Cohasset Collision Center and the new medical building which is currently 
being outfitted for individual tenants. The Cohasset Golf Club completed an 
ambitious addition and renovation, and in the village, the Red Lion Inn and 
Restaurant re-opened in the spring while work continues on the other 
buildings on the site. 

I would like to thank all of the departments, boards and commissions for their 
continued assistance and support. 

The following is a break down of the Building Departments activity for 2000: 



Estimated Cost of Construction 
Building Fees Collected 
New Dwellings 
Commercial Building 
Certificates of Inspection 
Zoning Bylaws and Zoning 
Maps 

Copies for Public 
Occupancy Permits 
Topographical Maps 
Plumbing Permit Fees Collected 
Gas Permit Fees Collected 





Permits 




Issued 


$15,259,616.00 


358 


$ 102,516.00 




$ 4,880,000.00 


15 


$ 650,000.00 


1 


$ 535.00 


11 


$ 521.00 




$ 




$ 11.00 




$ 585.00 


21 


$ 10.00 




$ 10,808.00 


201 


$ 4.608.00 


156 


Respectfully submitted 




Robert M. Egan 




Building Inspector 




Zoning Officer 





171 



GREENBUSH MITIGATION COMMITTEE 



The Greenbush Mitigation Committee had a rather tumultuous year in its 
negotiations with the MBTA. To refresh everyone's memory our objective 
was to negotiate with the MBTA, in good faith, to mitigate the negative effects 
of the Greenbush train project. This was done by taking a position that was 
neither for nor against the train project. 

Several key actions took place during 2000: 

1. The Army Corps of Engineers held numerous hearings at their 
regional headquarters in Concord to evaluate the MBTA's 
compliance with the Federal Section 106 rules concerning protection 
of historic and archeologically significant properties. The Town hired 
an historic architectural consultant Ms. Wendy Frontiero, R.A. to 
assist us in these very technical hearings. Considerable additional 
protections were obtained as a result of these hearings and Ms 
Frontiero's efforts. 

2. In the summer the MBTA approached the Town with a mitigation 
package which was suddenly withdrawn within a week of its offering. 

3. The selectmen, initiated a meeting with the Governor to explain their 
displeasure at the lack of progress on mitigation discussion for 
Cohasset. 

4. This fall, Kevin Sullivan, Secretary of Transportation, met with the 
Selectmen in Cohasset and promised renewed cooperation in 
mitigation discussions. 

5. Detailed talks began late in 2000 concerning mitigation matters and 
significant progress has been made toward resolution. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Thomas L. Gruber, Chairman 

Marty Corry 

Jim Dedes 

Peter Guild 

Jack Conte 

Roger Lincoln 

Michael Sullivan, Selectman 

Frederick R. Koed, Selectman 



172 



BOARD OF HEALTH 

Board membership changed in April when Peggy S. Chapman. RN. 
C.S. was elected. She replaced Mix P. White who chose not to run for 
re-election. Stephen N. Bobo was elected chairman and Robin M. Lawrence. 
clerk. Joseph R. Godzik, V.M.D. and Tara N. Tradd continued as health 
agent and administrative secretary respectfully. 

Wastewater management continued to high on the agenda for the 
Board. The On-Site Wastewater Management Plan was completed and 
approved by the DEP to satisfy the requirements of the Second Amended 
Agreement for Judgment. The plan provides for the Board to manage on-site 
wastewater systems on a voluntary basis for any system which is currently 
Title 5 Compliant. All septic system owners will receive a notice explaining 
the plan and its costs in 2001. Residents may perform a voluntary Title 5 
inspection to see if their septic system complies. Voluntary inspections are 
NOT reported to the Board of Health, so if the system fails, it will not require 
an upgrade until the property is transferred to a new owner. The plan will be 
submitted to another agency within the DEP to determine if the Town will be 
eligible for funds to provide loans up to $20,000.00 to homeowners for repair 
of failed septic systems. 

Parts of the On-Site Management plan deals with storm water 
compliance. The Town will be required to obtain a discharge permit for all its 
storm drains as part of the USEPA Phase II Rule. To receive the permit, the 
Town must submit a plan providing Best Management Practices for catch 
basins throughout the town. The Board of Health anticipates writing this plan 
in the coming year. Additionally the Board received a grant from 
Massachusetts Coastal Zone Management to design and construct a grassy 
swale to reduce pollutants (nutrients) entering Richardson's Brook which 
empties into Inner Little Harbor. This design could then be used as a model 
not only for Cohasset but also for other communities in the Commonwealth. 
As part of the Board's continuing efforts to reduce nutrient loading in the 
Town's surface water bodies, the Board passed the so-called 400 foot rules. 
This regulation requires that septic systems meet a performance standard of 
20mg/liter of total nitrogen if the leaching area is within 400 feet of a named 
water body. 

A final effort relating to surface water quality is the Board's support of 
the volunteer monitoring program. This program allows students from 
Cohasset High School to get hands on experience in collecting, handling and 
testing surface water and storm water runoff. Students will collect samples 
from designated stations in Little Harbor as well as first flush storm water 
during a rain event from catch basins discharging into Little Harbor These 
waters will be tested for pH, temperature, dissolved oxygen, nitrates and fecal 
conform. A project to determine the salinity in Cohasset Harbor Cove was 

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started this summer. Lobstermen were concerned about the safety of 
lobsters stored in "lobster cars" in the cove with the Increase of fresh water 
being discharged into the cove from the expanded wastewater treatment 
facility. Background data for salinity is now established and further testing is 
planned once the expanded wastewater treatment facility comes on line. 
Present salinity levels will not adversely affect the lobsters. 

The Board continued its efforts to have the Cohasset Heights Ltd. 
(CHL) Landfill capped and closed. It appears that the DEP will be moving 
forward to complete a draft permit for closure, which will then be presented to 
the Town for comments at a public meeting. 

On October 1 , 2000 the state adopted the Federal Food Code with 
amendments to regulate all food establishments. The Board provided training 
for managers of the establishments to better help them come Into compliance 
with the new code. 

The Board adopted a regulation to manage feral cats with the Town. 
The regulation provides for trapping feral cats, holding them, and if they are 
healthy, immunizing and neutering them, and then returning them to their 
habitat. Trapping would only be done if the Board verifies a compliant that 
feral cats are a public health threat or nuisance. 

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court determined in 
September that the state's ban on tattooing was unconstitutional. This ruling 
will allow establishments to open which can provide not only the traditional 
tattooing, but also branding, braiding and scarring. The Massachusetts 
Department of Public Health is developing model regulations for cities and 
towns to adopt. The Board is working on supplementary conditions for 
licensing both an establishment and the technicians who perform the work. 
These regulations will be adopted in January 2001 . 

The Board received the following revenues during 2000: 

Licenses and Permits: $14,955.00 

Witnessing Percolation Testing: $12,267.55 

Disposal System Construction Permit: $ 6,500.00 

Other: $ 90.75 



Respectfully Submitted: 

Stephen N. Bobo, Chairman 
Robin M. Lawrence, D.D.S., M.P.H. 
Peggy S. Chapman, RN, C.S. 



174 



Social Service Leag ue of Cohasset Annual Report - Nursing 

The Social Service League, under contract with the Board of Health, provides 
public health nursing services to the town of Cohasset. These free services 
include: monthly Keep Well Clinics at the Senior Luncheon and Harborview 
Senior Citizen Housing which are open to all town residents regardless of 
age; adult Immunization programs; tuberculin testing; diabetic and 
hypertension screenings; communicable disease follow-up; and general 
health consultations. Our nursing office is also responsible for the distribution 
and auditing of all childhood vaccines provided to local physicians by the 
Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Our office is located at 16 
Highland Avenue (at St. Stephen's Church) and our walk-in clinic hours are: 
Monday, Wednesday and Friday, during the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.. 
and 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. 

Programs sponsored by the Social Service League and the Cohasset Board 
of Health this year included: Mass. Public Health Association poster contest 
at Deer Hill School in March; "Managing Stress and Pain with Natural 
Healing" in May; Health Awareness Day at Cohasset High School in May; 
Wellness Day in September; Flu Clinics in October, November and 
December; and continued organizing of Pandemic Flu Planning Committee. 

We are grateful to all who assist us with our programs and clinics throughout 
the year with volunteer efforts and monetary donations. 



Keep Well Clinics 


283 


Adult Immunizations 


1055 


Diabetic Screening 


25 


Cholesterol Screening 


21 


Health Fair 


50 


Tuberculin Testing 


46 


Hypertension Screening 


682 


Communicable Disease Follow Up 


12 


Home Nursing Visits 


252 


Office Nursing Visits 


609 


Total Nursing Visits 


861 



Respectfully submitted, 

Judy Fitzsimmons R.N., P.H.N. 

Cohasset Board of Health 



175 



METROPOLITAN AREA PLANNING COUNCIL 

The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MARC) is the regional planning 
agency representing 101 cities and towns in the metropolitan Boston area. 
Created by an act of the Legislature in 1 963, it serves as a forum for state 
and local officials to address issues of regional importance. As one of 14 
members of the Boston Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), MAPC 
has oversight responsibility for the region's federally funded transportation 
program. Council membership consists of community representatives, 
gubernatorial appointees and city and state agencies who collaborate in the 
development of comprehensive plans and recommendations in areas of 
population and employment, transportation, economic development, housing, 
regional growth and the environment. The 25 member elected Executive 
Committee meets 1 1 times a year. The full Council meets three times a year. 
Meetings are held at various localities throughout the region. 

MAPC works with its 101 member cities and towns through eight subregional 
organizations. Each subregion has members appointed by the chief elected 
officials and planning boards of the member communities and is coordinated 
by an MAPC staff planner. The MAPC subreglons meet on a regular basis to 
discuss and work on issues of local concern. Cohasset, Duxbury, Hanover, 
Hingham, Hull, Marshfield, Norwell, Pembroke, Rockland, Scituate, and 
Weymouth are members of the South Shore Coalition (SSC), which is 
MAPC's second oldest subregion. The community representatives of the 
SSC subregion consist primarily of elected officials, town planners, and 
community representatives from the eleven neighboring towns. 

This year, the South Shore Coalition participated in the development of the 
new Regional Transportation Plan, the main document that will determine 
transportation investments and funding until 2025, by reviewing the region's 
existing conditions, policies, and growth management options; discussed the 
implications of potential growth as shown by buildout analyses completed by 
MAPC; and hosted a workshop on Conservation Subdivision Design, a model 
study completed by MAPC on an innovative land use technique to preserve 
land while accommodating development. 

In the past year MAPC staff worked with South Shore Coalition communities 
on the South Shore Pilot Project, an EOEA funded project that analyzed local 
master plans, open space plans and water consumption. A draft of the study 
has been completed, and the final report should be finished by the spring of 
2001. MAPC also worked on an Atlas of Tidal Restrictions for South Shore 
communities; worked with coastal communities through the South Shore 
Local Governance Committee of the MassBays program; continues to 
participate in the development of the Route 3 South Land Development Task 
Force; and continues to work on the "Fish Study" which is studying the vitality 
of the Massachusetts Fishing Industry by comparing the harvesting sector of 

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the seafood industry and information by port and subregions with the data 
collected in 1993. MAPC hopes to evaluate the condition of the fishing 
industry under the past seven years of federal management. 

Redevelopment of the South Weymouth Naval Air Station 

MAPC participated on committees discussing & reviewing redevelopment 
plans submitted by South Shore Tri-Town Development Corporation for 
SWNAS. MAPC staff reviewed & commented on regional issues and impacts 
associated with the project's EOEA / MEPA submitted ENF. 

Southeastern Massachusetts Vision 2020 

MAPC is continuing its work with the Old Colony Planning Council (OCPC) 
and the Southeastern Regional Planning and Economic Development District 
(SRPEDD) on the Vision 2020 initiative to address uncontrolled sprawl and 
improve management of the rapid changes occurring in southeastern region 
of the Commonwealth. The project recognizes that important choices lie 
ahead for the communities of southeastern Massachusetts and that a clear 
vision for the future will lead to more effective decision-making. 

In the spring of 1999, the task force prepared a report: Vision 2020: An 
Agenda for the Future. The report covered facts, trends, and issues 
confronting the region, and included a strategy for action. That action plan 
was developed over the past year into the New Mayflower Compact. This 
past October, one hundred public officials, citizens and organization 
representatives from throughout southeastern Massachusetts gathered on 
board the Mayflower II to sign and support the New Mayflower Compact. Led 
by Congressman William Delahunt, local officials from across the region 
signed the voluntary regional growth management agreement. They agreed 
to: "voluntarily join together to implement a growth management program that 
preserves the interests of each town and city yet profits from unified regional 
actions. This program will be organized by the Regional Planning Agencies. 
acting together through local representation. The undersigned endorse this 
approach to growth management and commit to working collaboratively...." 
Forty two cities and towns have agreed to endorse the Compact. Forty 
additional signatures were added to support the communities' efforts. 

Secretary Bob Durand of the Massachusetts Executive Office of 
Environmental Affairs praised the initiative and announced a grant for Vision 
2020 of $125,000. State Senator Marc Pacheco represented the 
Southeastern Massachusetts Legislative Caucus. Donald L. Connors, Chair 
of the Vision 2020 Task Force was the Master of Ceremonies. The strong 
response to the Compact is an affirmation of a consensus that the region's 
inevitable growth can be accommodated with good planning. 



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Legislative 

Working with state legislators, MAPC defined the parameters of a statewide 
road and bridge construction program under Chapter 87 of the Acts of 2000. 
The legislation will help to secure a more stable funding source and insure an 
annual $400 million statewide road and bridge construction program. MAPC 
also played a key role in shaping and insuring the passage of legislation that 
reformed the funding of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. 
Similar efforts this year led to the passage of the Community Preservation Act 
and reform of the Commonwealth's Zoning Enabling Act. 



Buildout Analysis Proiects 

MAPC is continuing its work with local communities on Buildout Analyses 
throughout the region. The Executive Office of Environmental Affairs has 
funded this two-year long effort and has contracted with MAPC to complete a 
buildout analysis for every city and town in the metropolitan region. The 
purpose of the study is to create an approximate "vision" in quantitative terms 
of the potential future growth permitted and encouraged by a community's 
bylaws. If the level or type of potential future development shown in the 
buildout analysis is not consistent with the community's goals or vision for the 
future, the residents may choose to make appropriate changes to the 
regulations. All of the communities in the South Shore Coalition have had 
their buildout analysis completed. They were presented at a "Super Summit" 
by EOEA last year, and will be presented individually, to each city and town, 
by the end of June 2001. 

Respectfully submitted. 



Patti Keville 

MAPC Representative 



PLANNING BOARD 

The Cohasset Planning Board, under the authority granted by Massachusetts 
General Law, Chapter 41 , Section 81 A - Section 81 GG, and Chapter 40A, is 
charged with the administration of subdivision control and site plan review of 
development projects. In addition to these duties, the Board completed a 
number of planning tasks in 2000. 



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In September 2000, the Planning Board welcomed Elizabeth Harrington as 
the new Town Planner. Ms. Harrington was hired under a joint agreement 
with the neighboring Town of Hull. The Planning Board had a number of 
priorities for Ms. Harhngton in the final months of 2000. These included 
updating the Zoning Map. The Board retained an engineenng firm to digitize 
the existing zoning map. The zoning information will be combined with the 
assessor's parcel and street information to enable much more precise 
location of zoning line boundahes. In addition, the zoning information will be 
available in an electronic format and may be used in connection with other 
types of data, including floodplain, sewer, wetlands, land use, and many other 
types of data. 

The Board worked collaboratively with the Senior Housing Committee and 
Zoning Board of Appeals in considering several zoning bylaw amendments. 
The proposed Accessory Dwelling Special Permit will be considered at ATM 
2001 and aims to diversify the housing stock in Cohasset. The Special 
Permit enables older residents to remain in homes they might otherwise be 
forced to sell, while providing more affordable housing options in Cohasset. 
The bylaw change is a result of long standing efforts of the Senior Housing 
Committee and its senior housing needs study. The Board, as a continuation 
of this initial effort is now researching other types of housing-related bylaw 
amendments. 

In another cooperative effort, the Board actively participated with the Village 
Revitallzation Task Force regarding its oversight of the planning efforts of the 
Cohasset Revitallzation Corporation. The Board has provided input and 
guidance to the CRC's efforts, while providing information regarding Town 
projects and priorities that must be designed in concert with proposals for 
Village and Harbor improvements. 

The Board has worked with the Growth and Development Committee to 
investigate the need for a comprehensive plan for the Town and advised the 
Town to sign an agreement with the Metropolitan Area Planning Council for 
$30,000 in planning funds. Recent planning efforts and studies conducted by 
various boards and committees, such as the Open Space Plan. Wastewater 
Management Plan, Wellhead Protection Study, Senior Housing Needs Study 
and Cohasset Public Schools Demographic Study, among others, were 
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In addition, the Board conducted the following regular business: 

Held 26 meetings 

Reviewed for recommendation 1 1 Zoning Board of Appeals applications 

Reviewed and approved 17 subdivisions not requiring approval (Form A) 

Reviewed 2 site plans including The Red Lion Inn 

Reviewed 2 definitive subdivision plans including Wheelwright Estates on 

Beechwood Street 

The Board continued to monitor approved subdivisions and site plans for 

compliance with compliance with conditions and applicable regulations. 

Respectfully submitted, 
PLANNING BOARD 

Alfred S. Moore, Jr., Chairman 

Terry J. Atherton 

Robert H. Sturdy 

William J. Good 

Christopher Ford 

Elizabeth Harrington, Town Planner 



PLYMOUTH COUNTY MOSQUITO CONTROL PROJECT 

The Commissioners of the Plymouth County Mosquito Control Project are 
pleased to submit the following report of our activities during 2000. The 
Project is a special district created by the State Legislature in 1957, and is 
now composed of 25 Plymouth County towns, the City of Brockton, and the of 
Cohasset in Norfolk County. The Project is a regional response to a regional 
problem, and provides a way of organizing specialized equipment, specially 
trained employees, and mosquito control professionals into a single agency 
with a broad geographical area of responsibility. 

The 2000 season began with an average water table for the region. Efforts 
were directed at larval mosquitoes starting with the spring brood. Ground and 
aerial larviciding was accomplished using B.t.i., and environmentally selective 
bacterial agent. Upon emergence of the spring brood of adult mosquitoes, 
ultra-low volume adulticiding began. The project responded to 10,146 
complaints, a 63% increase over 1999. 

Eastern Equine Encephalitis Virus isolations obtained by the Massachusetts 
Department of Public Health increased in 2000. The first EEE Isolate was 
found in collections from Easton on July 23, 2000. Three isolates were 
collected in Plymouth County from Culiseta melanura , a bird biting species, 
on the following dates: Hanover (9/2), Brockton (9/9) and Halifax (9/16). A 
four year old girl from Rockland tested positive on September 15 for EEE, 

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resulting in the first human EEE case in Massachusetts since 1997. The 
recurring problem of EEE and the introduction of West Nile Virus to the 
Northeast continues to ensure cooperation between this Project and the 
Massachusetts Department of Public Health. 

On July 22, the first crow infected with West Nile Virus was found in 
Massachusetts, at Willow Pond in Jamaica Plain. Plymouth County's first 
infected bird was found in Middleboro on August 13. 2000. As of October 24. 
eighty eight infected birds had been found in 19 of the 27 communities 
serviced by the Project. To ascertain the risk to human health. Plymouth 
County Mosquito Control placed mosquito traps in the areas where infected 
birds were found. The mosquitoes collected were tested at the 
Massachusetts Department of Public Health for West Nile Virus, but none 
were infected. 

In the last several years, two exotic mosquito species (Aedes albopictus and 
Ae. Japonicus) have been found in Connecticut and New Jersey. The larvae 
of these mosquitoes are found in man-made containers such as tires and 
buckets. These mosquitoes are probably capable of transmitting Eastern 
Equine Encephalitis and West Nile Virus to people. We at Plymouth County 
Mosquito Control are concerned about this new threat to the Northeast U.S. 
In and effort to be proactive, we have begun to monitor containers for these 
new mosquitoes, but neither has yet been found within Plymouth County. 

During the winter of 2000, Plymouth County Mosquito Control Project created 
a web site designed to provide information about mosquito biology, mosquito 
borne diseases, repellents, and the Project. The webs site also provides 
current information on West Nile Virus activity within the Project area. The 
web site has been well received by the public and is a featured site at Study 
Web ( www.studvweb.com ) as one the best educational resources on 
mosquitoes for students and teachers. Since May, the web site has received 
over 6,000 visits, and we hope you will also find it a valuable tool. The web 
site address is www.Dlvmouthmosquito.com . 

The figures specific to the Town of Cohasset are given below. While 
mosquitoes do not respect town lines the information given below does 
provide a tally of the activities, which have had the greatest impact on the 
health, and comfort of Cohasset residents. 

Insecticide Application. 3,188 acres were treated using truck mounted 
sprayers for control of adult mosquitoes. More than one application was 
made to the same site if mosquitoes reinvaded the area. The first treatments 
were made in May and the last in September. 

During the summer, 836 catch basins were treated to prevent the emergence 
: of Culex pipiens, a known mosquito vector in West Nile Virus transmission. 

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Our greatest effort has been targeted at mosquitoes in the larval stage, which 
can be found In woodland pools, swamps, marshes and other standing water 
areas. Inspectors continually gather data on these sites and treat with highly 
specific larvicides when immature mosquitoes are present. Last year a total 
29 inspections were made to 80 catalogued breeding sites. 

Water Management. During 2000 crews removed blockages, brush and other 
obstructions from 1,525 linear feet of ditches and streams to prevent 
overflows or stagnation that can result in mosquito breeding. This work, 
together with machine reclamation, is most often carried out in the fall and 
winter. 

Finally, we have been tracking response time, that is the between notice of a 
mosquito problem and response by one of our inspectors. The complaint 
response time in the Town of Cohasset was less than two days with more 
than 2000 complaints answered. 

Mosquito Survey. A systematic sampling for the mosquitoes in Cohasset 
indicates that Coquillettidia perturbans was most abundant species. Other 
important species collected included Culex pipiens and Culiseta melanura. 
We encourage citizens or municipal officials to call our office for information 
about mosquitoes, mosquito-borne diseases, control practices, or any other 
matters of concern. 



Respectfully submitted, 

Kenneth W. Ludlam, Superintendent 
Carolyn Brennan, Chairman 
Robert A. Thorndike, Vice Chairman 
Leighton F. Peck, Jr., Secretary 
William J. Mara 
Michael J. Pieroni 



RECYCLING COMMITTEE 

Your recycling committee has had a busy year. Keeping up with D.E.P. 
requirements is almost a full time job. New materials have been excluded 
from the general trash disposal such as mercury tubes, television, cathode 
tubes, computers, and mercury instruments. 

Charges have has to be added to the unusual additional costs for disposal. 
We continue to recycle 32% of our trash. This is below the state goal and few 
expect with the pay-buy-bag recycling will increase. Vendors are placing 



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more emphasis on "clean" recyclables which means our employees must be 
more vigilant in the preparation of our products. 

Hazardous waste day was held and a large amount of hazardous material 
was removed from town. Continuing cooperation of towns people indicate 
that we will obtain our goal. 

An Eagle Scout project provided the town with a new Boutique Building that 
has proven extremely popular. With an additional employee for the Transfer 
Station we hope to soon improve our system of making it as convenient as 
possible to recycle. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Arthur L. Lehr, Jr., Chairman 

Merle S. Brown 

David Bigley 

F. Allen MacDonald 

Jean M. White 

Carol M. Martin 



SOUTH SHORE RECYCLING COOPERATIVE 
South Shore Regional Refuse Disposal Planning Board 

The year 2000 was the second full year for the South Shore Recycling 
Cooperative (SSRC) which is a voluntary association of 13 member towns of 
the South Shore: Abington, Cohasset, Duxbury, Hanover, Hingham. 
Kingston, Marshfield, Norwell, Pembroke, Plymouth, Rockland, Scituate, and 
Weymouth. 

The SSRC was formed in 1998 by Its predecessor organization, the South 
Shore Regional Refuse Disposal Planning Board ("the Board"), whose 
mission was to consider whether to establish a solid waste district in the 
South Shore. After due consideration, the members of the Board voted to 
form a voluntary association of towns, the SSRC, instead of a district, which 
would have imposed another layer of government. 

The member towns of the SSRC have joined by voting at Annual Town 
Meeting to authorize their Selectmen to sign the Inter-municipal Agreement 
(IMA) forming the SSRC, and by voting at Town Meeting to adopt the 
provisions of the special legislative act creating the SSRC as a separate legal 
entity, Section 194 of Chapter 419 of the Acts of 1998 (an outside section to 
the state budget). 



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The officers of the SSRC, unanimously elected at the July, 2000 meeting, 
are: Chairman, Greg Robbins (Marshfield), Vice-Chairman, Mike Pakstis 
(Duxbury), Treasurer, Joanne Dirk (Norwell), and Secretary, John McNabb 
(Cohasset). 

The mission of the SSRC is, according to the IMA, as follows: "The South 
Shore Recycling Cooperative is established to provide a forum of cooperative 
management of solid waste by members, to assist each member Town to 
improve the cost-effectiveness of their recycling efforts by providing economy 
of scale while maintaining full control over solid waste management; to assist 
members to improve programs to divert waste materials from the waste 
stream and to reduce the amount and toxicity of wastes; and to provide such 
assistance on an individual basis to each member Town and cooperatively in 
joint programs with other Towns." 

The year 2000 was also the second full year for our full-time Solid Waste 
Planner, Claire Sullivan, who provides invaluable service for each of. the 
member towns by providing regular assistance for running local recycling 
programs, helping promote networking, publicity for recycling programs in the 
region, and forging more regional cooperative efforts between the member 
towns. 

The SSRC's major regional program is the coordination of the member towns' 
annual Household Hazardous Products (HHP) collection days, which is 
provided to member towns under a single contract negotiated by the SSRC 
but signed between each town individually and the vendor, currently Safety 
Kleen - all at the same cost structure per town, based on the economy of 
scale provided by the total volume from all member towns. The contract 
includes reciprocity: a resident of any member town can attend a HHP 
collection event in another member town with permission of their own town 
(who pays for the waste collected at that event). 

At Cohassefs HHP event forty-seven (47) Cohasset residents participated, 
along with 38 residents of other towns (paid for by their own towns), for a total 
cost for Cohasset of $1,914 (which included the cost for one Cohasset 
resident who attended the HHP event in another SSRC town). By 
participating in this regional contract, Cohasset saved 20% or more over what 
it would have cost if the town had negotiated an individual contract. The 
SSRC also saves each member towns the time and expense of organizing 
and publicizing the events, running the events, and dealing with billing and 
other management functions for these HHP collections. In 2001 , the focus for 
the HHP collections will to increase overall participation by holding mercury 
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Membership in the SSRC has produced the following quantified benefits: 

1. By using the regional contract negotiated by the SSRC with the 
Bourne landfill, Cohasset has enjoyed a disposal rate of $46.35/ton 
for bulky waste, a savings over the usual gate fee of $60/ton (just 
increased to $70). The $10 surcharge for the first fifteen mattresses 
per load was also avoided. With a generation of 6 tons and 666 
nnattresses, Cohasset saved $354 in FYOO with this contract. The 
SSRC Planner spent 33 hours on administration and dispute 
resolution. 

2. By using the regional contract negotiated by the SSRC with Safety 
Kleen for the collection and disposal of household hazardous 
products (HHP), Cohasset pays less than 80% of what it would if it 
used. the State contract, and avoids the administrative time required 
to bid it out on its own. At the 2000 collection, which was attended by 
74 residents, savings amounted to approximately $666 for this 
service. In addition, the SSRC Planner spent 55 hours publicizing 
the sixteen regional events including Cohasset's with hundreds of 
flyers she delivered to the town hall and library and ongoing press 
releases in all local papers, on cable TV and the radio. She attended 
and helped run the collection, handed out paint stirrers with cost 
saving instructions on latex paint disposal, provided a large sign and 
calculated the proper billing for the vendor to ensure that discounts 
and allowances were credited, a time investment of about eight 
hours. The contract also allowed for residents to attend the other 
fifteen collections in the region that year, which no Cohasset 
residents chose to use. 

3. Cohasset has benefited from an SSRC Market Services Grant for the 
recycling of cathode ray tubes (CRTs) from TV's and computer 
monitors, which are now banned from disposal by state regulation. 
From March through June, this grant from the DEP paid $1,351 for 
the processing of residents' TVs and computer monitors. The SSRC 
also solicited proposals for the service from other vendors and found 
a company that sited a trailer and provides the collection service. If 
Cohasset chooses to hire this vendor, it can save the equivalent of 
the processing cost for shipping and handling of these items 
compared with the State Contract rate it uses now, and will save 
even more on processing once the grant expires in December. The 
SSRC has also helped Cohasset to publicize and comply with the 
new CRT waste ban. 

4. The SSRC Planner spent 61 hours bidding, awarding and 
administering contracts for brush grinding and trommel screening for 
the processing of compost, which was used by Cohasset. 

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5. The SSRC used a grant from the DEP to educate and assist member 
towns in the collection and disposal of fluorescent tubes, ballasts and 
waste chemicals in municipal and school buildings. The SSRC 
Planner assisted the Cohasset DPW in obtaining containers for 
fluorescent tubes. The SSRC has applied for a Market Service Grant 
for the processing of fluorescent tubes in FY01 . The Planner spent 
328 hours on administration of the above-mentioned contracts. 

6. The SSRC provides networking opportunities and Information sharing 
for all SSRC members at monthly Solid Waste Manager meetings, 
who gather and share information about solid waste collection, 
disposal and recycling service and pricing among member towns. 
The meetings often feature speakers and subjects of interest to the 
local MSW community, including C&D and special waste disposal, 
regulatory compliance, grant assistance and regional recycling 
collections. 

7. As a group, the SSRC lobbied successfully for changes in the 
requirements for receiving grants under the MRIP program, changes 
which will make at least $4,100 in grant money attainable for 
Cohasset in the coming year. The SSRC also engaged in a 
letter-writing campaign for passage of solid waste legislation aimed at 
making manufacturers and retailers of products such as tires, motor 
oil and fluorescent tubes responsible for providing money or 
collection service for proper disposal of those products. This would 
ease some of the burden the towns bear for these services. The 
SSRC publishes a monthly newsletter filled with information of 
immediate Interest to the South Shore solid waste community, 
including local solid waste news, meetings and seminars. 

8. The SSRC Planner did public outreach by writing articles for and 
being the subject of interviews with the local press which promote 
waste reduction and recycling, the collection of specific products, and 
programs such as Pay As You Throw. 

9. The SSRC Planner attended and presented at forums and 
conferences hosted by the DEP, South Shore Health Officers 
Association, Solid Waste Association of North America, The 
Northeast Recycling Council, Council of SEMASS Communities, the 
Mass. Recycling Coalition and the New England EnviroExpo. She is 
a member of the Mass. Solid Waste Advisory Committee, which is 
updating the Solid Waste Master Plan, and is on the Source 
Reduction Subcommittee. She conducts market research to advise 
managers of their best options for disposal and recycling and 
provides technical assistance and referrals to town solid waste 

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managers In any other way possible. She shares what she learns 
with the Managers, and shares the Managers' concerns with the 
professional and State organizations. 

The SSRC exists to serve its member towns by facilitating their solid waste 
disposal and recycling functions. Your representatives to the SSRC always 
welcomes suggestions on how the SSRC can better serve Cohasset. The 
SSRC is greatly appreciative of the assistance and support provided for our 
efforts by the Cohasset Board of Selectmen, Town Manager, Department of 
Public Works, Recycling Committee, and other officials of the Town of 
Cohasset. 

Respectfully submitted. 

Merle Brown, SSRC Representative 
John K. McNabb, Jr., SSRC Representative, 
Representative to the South Shore Regional 
Refuse Disposal Planning Board. 

PUBLIC SAFETY 

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT 

2000 was again an uneventful year for serious emergencies. Coastal 
hurricanes failed again to make it to New England. Emergency shelters were 
reviewed, but no mobilization was needed. A four year review and update of 
the towns' emergency manual has been completed. 

Thanks to all town employees and emergency volunteers for their continuing 
support of our emergency response program. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Arthur L. Lehr, Jr. 
Emergency Manager 

FIRE DEPARTMENT 



I hereby submit the Annual Report of the Cohasset Fire Department for the 
year ending December 31, 2000. A statistical analysis of the Department 
responses for the year is as follows: 

Building/Structure Fires 47 

Brush/Outdoor Fires 27 

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Motor Vehicle Accidents 


123 




Motor Vehicle Fires 


4 




Medical Emergencies 


783 




Investigation 


88 




Inspection 


424 




Assistance 


50 




Miscellaneous 


487 




Total 


2,033 




Medical Responses: 






Total Incidents 


906 




Basic Life Support Transports 


290 




Advanced Life Support Transports 


208 




Mutual Aid Rendered 


200 




Mutual Aid Received 


75 




Mutual Aid with other Towns, for fires: 






Rendered 




48 


Received 




26 



APPARATUS 

The Fire Department is currently operating with the following equipment: 

Engine 1 - 1994 Pierce- 1,750 G.P.M. Pumping Engine 
Engine 2-1987 Pierce - 1,250 G.P.M. Pumping Engine 
Engines - 1979 Duplex- 1,250 G.P.M. Pumping Engine 
Ladder 1 - 1 978 Seagrave - 1 00 foot Aerial Ladder Truck 
Squad 1 - 2000 Ford - 4 wheel drive - 500 G.P.M. pump 
Rescues - 1993 International Ambulance 
Car 20 - 1995 Ford - 4 wheel drive - Chief s Vehicle 
Rescue Craft - 1993 Avon - 14 ft. Inflatable/trailer 

FIRE PREVENTION 

In October, the Fire Department was awarded $3,105 in Student Awareness 
of Fire Education (S.A.F.E.) Grant funds. The purpose of the S.A.F.E. 
Program is to educate Students about the fire and health hazards of 
smoking-related materials. The S.A.F.E. Grant application was a combined 
effort between the Fire Department, School Department and Board of Health. 

EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICE 

On November 22, 2000, the Cohasset Fire Department commenced 
providing Advanced Life Support with the Town's Ambulance. The 
Firefighter/Paramedics and Firefighter/Intermediate are certified to treat 

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patients needing ainway management, intravenous fluid/drug therapy and 
cardiac care/monitoring. Funding for the Advanced Life Support Service was 
made possible by the generosity of our citizens at the Special Town Meeting 
on Decembers, 1999. 

RETIREMENT 

Firefighter Edward M. Corbo retired from the Fire Department on August 28, 
2000. Firefighter Corbo served the Town of Cohasset for more than 26 
years. 

In conclusion, I would like to extend to the Citizens of Cohasset, the Board of 
Selectmen, the Town Manager and the Heads and Members of all Town 
Departments and Committees, my sincere thanks and appreciation for their 
assistance. To the Officers and Firefighters of the Department for their 
dedication and performance of duties, my sincere thanks and appreciation. 

Respectfully submitted, 



Roger W. Lincoln, Chief 
POLICE DEPARTMENT 

UNIFORM CRIME REPORT 2000 STATISTICS 

Offense Reported 

Kidnapping 1 

Robbery 1 

Assaults 33 

Breaking and Entering 16 

B&E or Larceny from Motor Vehicle 6 

Larceny 57 

Larceny of Motor Vehicle 2 

Vandalism 80 

Criminal Complaints Sought 99 

Motor Vehicle Accidents Investigated 166 

Motor Vehicle Citations Issued 1 662 

Parking Tickets Issued 1 103 

Residential and Business Alarms Answered 433 

Stolen Motor Vehicles Recovered 2 

Official Complaints Received 7730 

Department Vehicles - Patrol Mileage 1 62.243 

Special Details 1^32 

911 Calls Received 1358 

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Domestic Violence Cases Investigated 
FID Cards Issued 
LTC Issued/Renewed 



24 
54 
41 



RECORDS OF ARREST 



2000 



Offense 



Male 



Female 



Kidnapping 


1 




Intimidation of a Witness 


1 




Fugitive from Justice 


1 




Assault and Battery with a Deadly Weapon 


3 




Assault and Battery 


7 


2 


Assault and Battery on a Police Officer 


1 




Breaking and Entering 


5 




Carrying a Dangerous Weapon 


1 




Operating Under the Influence of Alcohol 


17 


5 


Violation of Drug Laws 


26 


9 


Warrants 


14 


11 


Larceny 


1 


2 


Shoplifting 


1 




Disorderly Person 


3 


1 


Minor in Possession of Alcohol 


32 


26 


Motor Vehicle Violation 


17 


2 


Bylaw Violation 


1 




Protective Custody 


12 


3 


Total 


144 


61 


Total Arrests 


205 




Fees Returned to General Fund 






Court Fines and Assessments 


$35,968.00 




Parking Violations 


$16,642.00 




Paid Detail Surcharge 


$10,373.00 




License Fees 


$ 3.407.00 




Requests for Police Reports 


$ 550.00 




False Alarms/Billing 


$ 2.295.00 





TOTAL 



$69,235.00 



Respectfully submitted, 

Brian W. Noonan 
Chief of Police 



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PUBLIC WORKS 



CEMETERY STUDY COMMITTEE 

The start of the new century was very busy and productive for the committee; 
we began to sell preneed graves at Beechwood Cemetery for the first time 
since 1989. Our plans to expand Woodside Cemetery were finalized and we 
gained approvals from the Board of Health, Conservation Commission and 
the Zoning Board of Appeals. Having gained these required approvals, we 
asked at the Town Meeting for and received $50,000 for final engineering 
plans and specifications for construction. 

The expanded area at Woodside will feature a memorial to the Gold Star 
Mothers of Cohasset. Pending funding approval at the Annual Meeting in 
March 2001, we hope to dedicate the new cemetery on Mother's Day 2002; 
twenty-five years after the Planning Board first called attention to the 
dwindling supply of burial space. 

Our thanks to the many Town Officials, who have guided our committee over 
the years, and to the many citizens whose input has been so valuable in our 
work. A special thanks to the many committee members who have served 
over the years. 

Respectfully submitted. 
Cemetery Study Committee 

Glenn A. Pratt 
Joseph Curley 
Joseph Jerz 
James Oilman 



DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS 

The following is my report for 2000: 

After a fairly quiet winter season, the D.P.W. began its annual street 
sweeping and basin cleaning. We also continued trimming roadsides and 
trees. During inclement weather all vehicles and equipment were serviced 
and/or repaired. There were 41 internments in various town cemeteries 
Expansion plans at Woodside Cemetery has come just in time, as there are 
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The amount of recyclables being transported has again increased thus 
showing that residents are making a greater effort to decrease the amount of 
solid waste. This comes at a time when costs are rising for both the 
transportation and tipping fees for solid waste removal. With Chapter 90 
state funding both Todd Road and Old Coach Road were resurfaced. Using 
private way funding and D.P.W. manpower sections of Fairoaks Lane and 
Jerusalem Road Drive and all of Fernway were resurfaced. We also 
resurfaced sidewalks on Short Street, Ash Street and Norfolk Road. 

On July 1^^ two employees were added to the maintenance division of the 
D.P.W. to perform maintenance at the three schools. This addition has 
proved to work out well, with all town buildings being maintained by one 
department. The year 2000 also saw the retirement of long time Tree, Park & 
Cemetery Superintendent Peter G. Laugelle. We wish him well and thank him 
for his 29 years of public service. 

Other accomplishments include: 

Construction of a new office at the R.T.F. 

Installed new culvert on King Street. 

Installed new drainage on Sohier Street 

Excavated area in town parking lot and added parking spaces. 

In closing I wish to thank all our town employees and the members of the 
Recycling Committee for their help and our Town Manager and the Board of 
Selectmen for their continued support. 

Respectfully Submitted, 

Harold W. Litchfield 
D.P.W. Superintendent 



GOVERNMENT ISLAND ADVISORY COMMITTEE 

Government Island will be 55 years old this year as a piece of Town owned 
property. The Board of Selectmen were wise in proposing this 7.4 acres for 
$29,000.00. The Townspeople agrees with them at Town Meeting, almost 
unanimously. The Government Island Advisory Committee (GIAC) oversees 
this piece of historic property for the Town. We're an interested group of 
seven volunteers who make recommendations for actions to be taken by the 
Board of Selectmen and Town Manager, who will, if necessary, go to Town 
Meeting for actions by the voters - YOU. 

During 2000, we met four times as a committee and once with the Town 
Manager and the Board of Selectmen. This meeting was to discuss the 

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duties and responsibilities of the GISC. That meeting was on September 
12th and it was at that meeting that the GISC name was changed to GIAC. 
Five of the seven members attended this meeting. There was a good 
interchange of ideas, actions and thoughts between the Town Manager, the 
Board of Selectmen and the GIAC members. 

Other actions taken by the GIAC members have been: 

-Three memos have been routed to the Town Manager and Board of 
Selectmen regarding improvements and actions to be taken to keep 
the Island in its current very good useable condition. 

-Normal maintenance of the Island goes on with good cooperation 
between Harold Litchfield, DPW Superintendent, his crew and the 
GIAC. 

As we, the committee, have said many times, Cohasset has a "diamond in 
the rough" right here. No other Town has anything like "The Island". It is a 
haven for fishing, boating, sailing and enjoying. 

Please, as we have said many times, take some time to visit the area with 
your family. Enjoy it, absorb it and drink in some history that is right here on 
your harbor, in your own back yard. 

Respectfully yours, 

Hamilton Tewksbury, Chairman Noel A. Ripley 

Constance M. Afshar Peter G. Whitman 

Richard P. Barrow John H. Winters, Harbor Master 

Robert M. Davenport 



SEWER COMMISSION 



In 2000 the Sewer Commission continued its progress with the on-going 
expansion while operating the existing plant and collection system 
successfully. In March, notices were sent to the approximately 275 
properties in the North Cohasset District, requesting them to connect to the 
new system, and by year's end over half had been connected. 

The North Cohasset system was completed for a total cost of $9,342,000. It 
serves 295 different buildings, 11 by gravity to the Hingham sewer mam in 
Hull Street, and 284 by grinder pumps to Cohassefs pressure system The 
system encompasses six miles of piping. 



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On June 30 the basic work for the Central Cohasset District expansion 
(including the Lilly Pond area) was completed in accordance with the 
schedule in our Agreement for Judgment with the Commonwealth. Change 
Order work and additional Items continued through the summer and fall. 
Connection notices were sent to all properties in the expanded district In 
October, and the connection process is now undenvay. 

Annual Town Meeting authorized the addition to the Central District of the five 
condominiums in the Old Farm Condominium complex on Mendel Road. The 
Sewer Commission argued against this addition, but was voted down by the 
Town Meeting. Planning is now underway to connect the complex via the 
100 Pond Street Condominium complex. 

A new NPDES Wastewater Treatment Plant Discharge Permit was issued for 
300,000 gallons/day by the State Department of Environmental Planning and 
the Federal EPA. This increased the allowable flow through our plant from 
72,000 gallons/day. 

The Sewer Commission managed a study of sewering of the approximately 
275 homes in the Little Harbor watershed, as authorized by the Annual Town 
Meeting. The Board of Health assisted in this effort, which was completed by 
a consulting engineer in December. 

At the March 25 Annual Town Meeting, a Special Revenue Fund for the 
Sewer Commission was established. This allows the Commission, working 
with the Town Manager, to operate semi-autonomously, i.e., the commission 
can apply the revenue and fees it collects to its operating and maintenance 
costs and capital costs. 

At the November 13 Special Town Meeting, $600,000 in additional funding 
was authorized for the expansion of the Central District. This brings the cost 
of the entire Central District (and Lilly Pond) expansion project to 
$15,586,800. The project expands sewer service from the original 209 
properties to 827. It encompasses a new treatment technology in the plant, 
13 miles of piping, and seven sewer-pumping stations, six of which have 
emergency power plants. The new treatment technology is based on the use 
of membrane filters, which along with a plant In the West, Is a first application 
for a municipal system in the U.S. The performance results to date are 
extremely encouraging. 

The new funds authorized were to pay for a 4% cost overrun on the project. 
Due to the extent and complexity of the project, the indeterminate network of 
existing underground utilities that had to be contended with, the compressed 
schedule to meet the Agreement for Judgment (construction started in 
June1999), challenges associated with the total in-place reconstruction of 
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to serve existing customers, and the fact that construction funding was 
authorized before we had plans and specifications in hand, the Connmission 
feels that the 4% ovenxin is mininnal and congratulates all involved with this 
successful project. 

Respectfully submitted, 
SEWER COMMISSION 

Gary VandenA/eil, PE, Chairman 
Henry A. Rattenbury, Vice Chairman 
Raymond Kasperowicz, Clerk 



BOARD OF WATER COMMISSIONERS 



In the year 2000, Commissioner John McNabb was reelected to the Board of 
Water Commissioners, and was re-elected Chairman. Robert E. Kasameyer 
was re-elected Vice-Chairman, and Richard Muncey was re-elected Clerk. 

At the end of 2000, the Water Commission reluctantly accepted the 
resignation of Commissioner Muncey and thanked him for his many years of 
dedicated service to the Town. At a joint meeting of the Board of Selectmen 
and Water Commission on December 19, Glenn Pratt was unanimously 
appointed to fill the vacancy until the 2001 Town Election. 

The year 2000 was another banner year for Cohasset's Water Department. 
We received national recognition from both the National Campaign for Safe 
and Affordable Drinking Water for the Water Quality Report we provide 
annually to our customers, and from the United States Environmental 
Protection Agency for our public-private partnership with American Water 
Systems for the operation of the Department. At the same time, we have 
continued our program of system-wide improvements, lead by the substantial 
completion of our second water storage talk on Scituate Hill. 

American Water Services (formerly American Anglian) continued as the 
contract service operator of the Cohasset Water Department under its 
three-year contract. Citing the excellent service provided to our ratepayers by 
American Water Services, Water Superintendent George Hawksley. and the 
entire Water Department staff, the Water Commission voted unanimously at 
its December 28, 2000 meeting to renew the American Water Services 
contract for an additional term of three years. The Water Department 
provides water for domestic consumption and fire protection for about 90% of 
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mains, 2,377 service connections, and 333 hydrants. During calendar year 
2000, a total of approximately 236,000,000 gallons of water were produced 
and pumped to the distribution system. 

Our fiscal position continues to be sound. We are entirely self-supporting 
through water rates and user charges from our service area, which does not 
include the North Cohasset area serviced by the Hingham-Mass. American 
Water Company. Unlike virtually every other town in Southeastern 
Massachusetts, we did NOT impose an outside watering ban in the summer 
of 2000, because of: (a) our vast water resource, the Aaron River Reservoir, 
which impounds about 323 million gallons of water, (b) our high quality 
treatment facility, the Lily Pond Water Treatment Plant, and (c) our water 
distribution system of water mains. Our system was able to deliver in this way 
because of the significant on-going Improvement program since the water 
emergency of 1994. The heart of this program has been the replacement and 
rehabilitation of our water distribution system, but has also included 
improvements to the plant, the new water storage tank, water resource 
protection, and the effective management of the operation and maintenance 
of the department. This could not have been achieved without the Town's full 
support. 

A more detailed review of our activities for the year is as follows. 

NATIONAL RECOGNITION. In 2000, we received national recognition for (a) 
our 1999 Consumer Confidence Report by the national Campaign for Safe 
and Affordable Drinking Water, which rated our report as the best one of the 
over 400 they examined from across the United States, and (b) for our 
public-private partnership for operation of the Water Department under 
contract with American Water Services, by the United States Environmental 
Protection Agency, which has used the Cohasset Water Department as a 
case history in seminars and training sessions on how to run small water 
systems. 

NEW WATER STORAGE TANK. The Scituate Hill Water Tank has been 
substantially completed and is expected to be turned on in January 2001. 
This $1,600,000 project was the largest construction project for the Water 
Department since the completion of the Lily Pond Water Treatment Plant In 
1978. 

LONG RANGE PLANNING. In 2000, the Water Commission continued to 
develop a comprehensive long-range plan which encompasses all four key 
components of the Water Department: water storage, water distribution, 
water treatment, and water supply protection. 



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WATER STORAGE. During 2000, we started the process to develop a 
long-range preventative maintenance plan for our tv\/o tanks, the Bear Hill 
Tank, which will be drained, cleaned and inspected in 2001, and our new 
Scituate Hill Tank. This plan for water storage will be integrated into the 
long-range plans for the distribution system being developed by Tutela 
Engineering. 

WATER DISTRIBUTION. We have started to revise the 1996 Tutela 
Engineering Capital Improvements Plan to provide for a long-term 20-year 
capital maintenance plan for the distribution system. Flow tests conducted 
during 2000 were reviewed and used to develop a revised distribution 
improvements plan. Funding for Phases A-1 and part of Phase A-2 of the 
revised plan was secured at the October 23, 2000 Special Town Meeting. 
Also, we commissioned Norfolk Environmental to develop a computerized 
database of the water system, utilizing Geographic Information Systems 
(CIS) and Computer Aided Design (CAD), to enable us to better locate water 
mains and service connections and better manage our capital maintenance 
program. In 2000, we also applied for zero-interest loans from the state Water 
Supply State Revolving Fund (SRF) program for other projects in the current 
long range plan, but unfortunately none of our requested projects were 
provided funding under the program. 

WATER TREATMENT PLANT. In 2000, Weston & Sampson prepared a 
20-year capital maintenance and improvement plan for the treatment plant. 
Funding for the highest priority repairs outlined in the plan, repair of the 
sedimentation basins, and other required repair work, was secured at the 
October 23, 2000 Special Town Meeting. The 20-year old Water Treatment 
Plant still contains a number of original components which need to be 
upgraded, repaired, or replaced to assure the continued operation of the 
plant. With on-going engineering support and oversight from Weston & 
Sampson and American Water, the Water Commission plans to make a 
number of other critically needed improvements to the plant in the next few 
years. 

WATER SUPPLY PROTECTION. Norfolk Environmental is continuing to 
prepare a long-range Water Supply Protection Plan for the Water 
Department. This plan will review potential threats to watershed quality, land 
use in the watershed areas, changes in local water protection regulations that 
may be needed, and recommend a regular watershed monitonng program. At 
the 2001 Annual Town Meeting, the Water Commission plans to present 
proposed changes to town bylaws to improve water supply protection for the 
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Furthermore, the Water Commission has been taking steps to protect the 
quality of the watershed that provides the source of public drinking water for 
the people of Cohasset: 

• The Water Commission continued to investigate potential sources of 
contamination of the water supply, and in 2000 submitted an application 
to the DEP Technical Assistance Grant (TAG) program, which provides 
funds to review remediation plans for hazardous waste sites, to secure 
funds to help the Commission investigate the Hingham Annex hazardous 
waste site and the former Browns Auto Body at Depot Court (where there 
is an underground plume of gasoline). 

• Norfolk Environmental has investigated the potential threats to the water 
supply from the Arrowwood development, which is located in Scituate on 
the shores of the Aaron River Reservoir, and is considering what steps to 
take to reduce or eliminate the potential adverse effects the development 
may pose to the water supply. 

• Three monitoring well locations have been established by the Water 
Commission between Lily Pond and the Cohasset Heights landfill (CHL), 
which closed on July 2, 1998, to further determine the potential threat 
posed by CHL to the water supply. Even though CHL is closed, it will still 
produce contaminated leachate for at least 20-30 years that could 
negatively Impact the Lily Pond watershed and needs to be monitored. 

• In 2000, CHL submitted a Request for Determination of Applicability 
(RDA) to the Conservation Commission which recommended that the 
Conservation Commission require CHL to dig a groundwater diversion 
trench around the landfill to retain all contaminated leachate onto the 
landfill property and prevent it from draining into the Lily Pond Watershed. 
At its November 30 meeting, the Conservation Commission voted 
unanimously to require CHL to submit, within 90 days, a Notice of Intent 
with plans to address the problem created by the ongoing discharge of 
leachate from the landfill into the Lily Pond watershed. 

WELLFIELDS. We have received ail the necessary approvals to begin 
construction of the Ellms Meadow well field, which we expect to complete by 
the end of the Summer 2001. A Zone II delineation by Geosphere, Inc. 
conducted for the state, identified the land area which contributes water to the 
well field and which must be protected from adverse land uses. Since this 
new Zone II delineation includes land areas, including the Town Common, 
which is not included in the existing Water Resource District, the Water 
Commission plans to submit an article at the 2001 Annual Town Meeting to 
revise the boundaries of the Water Resource District to ensure the protection 
of the Ellms Meadow Wellfield. 



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PUBLIC EDUCATION. In 2000 we continued our two public education 
progranns which help keep the ratepayers informed: 

• Our regular newsletter, Your Water Departmerjt, has been inserted in all 
water bills, to keep ratepayers informed with their quarterly bills of the 
programs and activities of the Water Department. 

• On July 1, we mailed to every address in Cohasset our second "Water 
Quality Report' to comply with the EPA's new requirement for every 
water supplier to provide annual consumer confidence reports, and 
placed it for public review at the library, Town Hall, and at the Lily Pond 
Water Treatment Plant. We received an award from the New England 
Water Works Association for this report, which won third prize for small 
water systems in New England. 

WATER QUALITY. In the Water Quality Report, we reported that the water 
delivered to the tap met all state and federal regulatory requirements. We 
reported that only four contaminants were detected in 1999 (the required 
reporting period), all below regulatory limits - total trihalomethanes (TTHM's), 
fluoride (which we are required to add to the water), nitrate, and turbidity. We 
noted that there are two water quality problems, discolored water and total 
trihalomethanes, that are a priority to be addressed, and that we were 
working to reduce TTHM's by continuing to clean water pipes and to reduce 
chlorination as much as possible. Discolored water is caused by accumulated 
sediment In water pipes, which we will be able to fully address once we put 
the second water storage tank on line (by early 2001) and are able to start an 
annual flushing program for the distribution system to remove the 
accumulated sediment. 

DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM IMPROVEMENTS. During calendar year 2000. we 
performed the following distribution system improvements: 

• Flushed water mains on Beechwood Street from Route 3A to Doane 
Street , including Doane street, to improve water flow and water quality. 

• Kina Street . Replaced 6,085 feet of 6" water main with 10" pipe, and 
Installed new pipe under Lilv Pond Lane . 

• Hiahland Court . Replaced existing 1" pipe in with 8" ductile iron pipe; to 
deal with documented fire flow problems in this area. 

• Robert Jason Road . Replaced 6" pipe with 8" ductile iron pipe; 

• Highland Ave (Robert Jason Road to Highland Court). Replaced 6 inch 
asbestos concrete pipe on with 8" ductile iron pipe; and replaced one 
existing fire hydrant on Highland Ave.; added two new fire hydrants, on 
Highland Ave. and Highland Court. 

• Schofield Road . Installed a water line to connect the street to Route 3A. 
and then replaced the undersized 2" line in the rest of the street with new 
8" pipe. 

• Stevens Lane . Installed a new 8" water line was to improve water 
pressure and to solve the serious loss of flow problem at the end of this 
street. 

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Holly Lane . Replaced the undersized 2" water line at the end of this street 
with an 8" line to improve water pressure. 

Black Horse Lane . Replaced 1 ,200 feet of 4" and 6" water line with new 
8" water pipe. 



LEAKS FIXED. In 2000, the Water Department fixed over 52 leaking water 
mains and pipes throughout Cohasset. 

SEWER DEPARTMENT SUPPORT. During 2000, the Water Department 
staff actively supported the Town's Sewer project above and beyond our 
Water System activities. This included marking water mains and service 
connections for the ongoing sewer construction project, as well as effectively 
resolving the numerous water service interruptions of various types that were 
caused. 

Y2K MANAGEMENT. The Water Department entered the year 2000 with no 
problems from the dreaded "Y2K bug". We had prepared the system for the 
century date rollover by performing a thorough inspection of plant operations 
and equipment which might be impacted. This was accomplished with the 
support of a Y2K consultant with expertise in the water industry, Utilistar, as 
well as American Water Services, most notably. Only a few Y2K-related 
issues were found, and ail were corrected. In addition. Water Department 
personnel manned the Lily Pond Water Treatment Plant throughout the night 
of December 31 , 2000 to make sure we were prepared for any eventuality at 
the time of the rollover. 

CONCLUSION. 2000 was the 51 ^^ year of the operation by an elected Water 
Commission of the Cohasset Water Department, which was purchased by the 
Town of Cohasset from the private Cohasset Water Company in 1949. Since 
those early beginnings, the water system has progressed from a few shallow 
hand-driven wells and an open reservoir that served just a small part of the 
Town, to an integrated water supply system that should be sufficient to serve 
the needs of Cohasset for decades to come. 

Our principle challenges in the new century are to continue to properly 
maintain and rehabilitate the existing town-wide system of water mains, 
gates, and valves to ensure the reliable delivery of good quality water to all 
our customers, to rehabilitate and maintain the Lily Pond Water Treatment 
Plant, and to protect the quality of all existing and potential water sources and 
the watershed areas that provide the sources of water supply. The Water 
Commission intends to meet these challenges through the design and 
implementation of long-range plans to ensure that the Water Department can 
meet the water supply needs of the Town through the new century. 



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The Board of Water Commissioners and the Cohasset Water Department 
would like to thank all of the Town officials, boards, and committees who have 
assisted the Water Department and the Board throughout the year. We will 
continue to seek improvements in the water system for the benefit of all the 
ratepayers and taxpayers. 

Respectfully submitted, 

BOARD OF WATER COMMISSIONERS 

John K. McNabb, Jr., Chairman 

Robert E. Kasameyer, Vice-Chairman 

Richard D. Muncey, Clerk resigned effective 

January 1, 2000 

Glenn Pratt, appointment effective January 

2, 2001 



HUMAN SERVICES 

COHASSET HOUSING AUTHORITY 

The Cohasset Housing Authority is a public agency with five member Board 
of Commissioners, four of whom stand for Town election and the remaining 
Commissioner is appointed by the Governor. 



Commissioner 


Term Expires 


John D. Muncey, Chairman 


2001 


Ralph Perroncello, Vice Chairman 


2002 


Ann C. Barrett 


2004 


Stephen F. Wigmore 


2000 


Richard J. Silvia, Governor's Appointee 


2003 



The Cohasset Housing Authority has a staff of three: 

Marilyn A. LeBlanc, Administrator 
Florence E. Manna, Housing Clerk 
James V. Mascioli, Maintenance 

According to their By-laws, the Board of Commissioners meets on the fourth 
Tuesday of each month and holds its annual meeting in June. Cohasset's 
•subsidized housing inventory includes state units numbering 64 of Chapter 
667 Elderly/Disabled housing located at 60 Elm Street and 12 units of chapter 
689 Special Needs housing located at 72. 74 and 76 Elm Street The 78 
state units are subsidized by the Department of Housing and Community 
Development. The 31 federally subsidized Section 8 program provides rental 

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assistance for families and is funded by the Department of Housing and 
Urban Development. Our annual subsidies are granted upon successful 
annual/semi/annual reviews of management and regulatory compliance. 

Eligibility standards for our Elderly/Disabled complex, Harborview, were 
changed in 1998. The maximum allowable Income cannot exceed $35,100 
and the age for admission is 60. 

The grants received from the state are in varying states of progress. 

1 . The grant to reconfigure the walkways has progressed and a designer has 
been chosen. We anticipate that plans will be approved in the early spring 
and construction to begin in summer. 

2. The upgrade of the fire alarm system has been completed. 

3. The renovation of the front porch at 72 Elm Street has been completed 
and the historic integrity has been maintained. 

4. Renovation of the balconies and wing walls at Harborview has been 90% 
completed funded and we anticipate completion by the end of February. 

The Board of Commissioners continues to schedule goal-setting sessions to 
review and update policies and procedures and to further research 
opportunities to create affordable housing for those with the greatest need. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Ann C. Barrett, Chairman 

Ralph Perroncello, Vice Chairman 

John D. Muncey, Treasurer 

Stephen F. Wigmore, Assistant Secretary 

Richard J. Silvia 



DIRECTOR OF THE COUNCIL ON ELDER AFFAIRS 

As Director, I am pleased to submit this past year's annual report for the year 
ending June 30, 2000. Cohasset Elder Affairs has once again seen a 
tremendous increase in the number of residents, all ages, making use of the 
services we offer. 

The bulk of our requests are for transportation with a high number of calls 
also requesting general information as to where to turn, handled by our 
Outreach Worker, Carol Barrett. The senior population over the age of 85 is 
growing rapidly. This group (15%) represents many isolated and frail elders 

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who are trying to remain independent and in their own homes. With the help 
of Services for Seniors, Transportation, and Information and Refen-als, the 
Elder Affairs goals are being reached. 

During the past year, we also saw an increase in the number of seniors 
requesting information on programs such as Tax Assistance, Fuel 
Assistance, Senior Pharmacy Program. Our congregate meals also have 
shown growth. The cuts in home health care continue to place an increasing 
demand on the services of our part-time Outreach Worker as she does 
whatever is needed to fill in the gaps. 

This past year saw the passage by Town Meeting of funds to pay a portion of 
a part-time Medical Van Driver. This has lessened the load in helping get 
people to their medical appointments around the fifteen mile radius that we 
cover. Another great happening was the enactment of the MTB-5 
transportation to Boston, as a result of a State Grant that offers rides from the 
South Shore right to their doctors, hospitals or clinics on Tuesdays and 
Thursdays. The program is growing thanks to our very competent 
dispatcher, Dolores Jakaus, who works twenty hours a week keeping the 
system running smoothly. 

Special thanks to Town Manager, Mark Haddad, Town Selectmen, and the 
Advisory Board for their continued support in helping us do our jobs by 
increasing the services to all seniors here in Cohasset. 

We now look forward to working in a new office environment thanks to 
Margaret Casey for her very generous donation. We will have a professional 
space which will also be a very comfortable place to work every day. I 
would like to express our thanks to Suburban Building Contractors for the 
great work in restoring the integrity of the office. Paul Buckley was wonderful 
to work with along with his two great men; who did an outstanding job. To 
Glenn Pratt and AIco Oil's John Lennon, thanks for the heating system, which 
will keep us warm this winter. Thanks to the professional skills of Kathy Fox, 
Designing Woman, whose interior designing skill and color scope offered a 
new and extraordinary design that we will all enjoy in the future. 
I can't forget to give special thanks to Mark Batts who came to the Center and 
did all the necessary re-wiring and installation for the new electric systems in 
order for us to work in the new millennium, and that is not easy when you're 
working in a two hundred plus year-old building. 

The following is a brief overview of the year: 

Information and Referral - Units of services - 4.888 -increase of (4209) 

20% over last year. 

The CEA referral service matches the needs of seniors with agencies and 
services geared to the needs of the individual. The many services referred to 

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seniors include housing, transportation issues, health and nursing home 
infonnation, senior social services, support groups and legal Information. 
Trained staff and volunteers answer phones and provide infonnation and 
referrals to seniors, their families and outside agencies. We receive an 
average of 50 calls a day. Phone lines are manned and monitored by staff 
who are also able to contact our Outreach Worker in the event of an 
emergency. 

Transportation - Units of service - 4,705 - Increase of 17% over the 
previous year. 

The transportation program is made up of three vans; two are lift equipped 
and one is not. We now employ one part-time driver and fifty-three 
volunteers to accomplish all the requests for transportation. These vans 
provide critical transportation to medical appointments, dialysis, 
chemotherapy, radiation treatments and physical therapy. In addition to 
medical appointments, we also cover local doctors and dental appointments, 
grocery shopping five days a week, trips around town on two days a week, 
trips to the banks, library, post office, church, to the weekly luncheons. Coffee 
Cafe, Farmers Market, special events and meetings at the Center. We do 
our best to help elders visit family members in nursing homes or hospitals. 
Van trips also include South Shore Plaza, Hanover Mall, Independence Mall 
in Kingston, the Christmas Tree Shoppe, Boston Museums and twice monthly 
restaurants as social outlets. Transportation is also available for all CEA 
activities as well as community programs geared toward elders. Each van is 
equipped with a phone and the driver has, at hand, equipment in case of 
emergency. The past year once again saw a tremendous increase in the 
number of people requesting a varied amount of transportation needs. 
Transportation still remains the greatest need of Cohasset's seniors. The 
CEA continues to try to provide a one-to-one response to each and every 
person requesting the service even with very limited funding from the town. 

The approval for a grant to fund a Medical Transport Van program offered 
with the towns of Norwell, Hingham, Hull and Scltuate to provide 
transportation to Boston for medical and hospital appointments came through 
in March. Operation of the program is directed from Cohasset, and. while It 
was slow to start it is growing thanks to Dolores Jakaus. To date, there have 
been twenty-eight people from the five towns who have used the service. 

OUTREACH - Unit of services ...1856-20 % increase from 1999 

This past year once again saw a great Increase in the number of people 
requesting assistance from the Outreach Worker. The services offered 
through our Outreach Program Include assistance with applications for fuel 
assistance, food stamps, Medicaid, Senior Pharmacy and other assertive 
grants and/or funding. Cases now include alcohol-related problems, family 

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abuse, financial issues, unsafe living conditions, care giving, insurance 
counseling, Telephone Reassurance and the TRIAD Program. Crisis cases 
now take up approximately 75% of the Outreach Worker's time. This leaves 
little time available to those seniors who just want a visit or a personal phone 
call ot talk. This fall with the assistance of the Sheriffs Office, we will institute 
a new program with Mr. James Cabinarro to establish a visitation program. 

Our Outreach Coordinator, Carol Barrett, RN, MS, is the original coordinator 
of the quarterly Senior Dinners with the elderly and the Cohasset High 
School; this has been very successful thanks to Carol and the teachers at 
CHS. We have truly enjoyed the interaction with the students. Carol Barrett 
has also supervised two high school students who spent two hours a day at 
the Center last year doing data in-put for the Outreach Data Base Program. 
This has helped track clients and relieved Carol of sitting for hours behind the 
computer, when she is so needed in the community. 

Outreach is an excellent source of referral and support for families expressing 
needs and placement for a loved one. Our Outreach Worker has arranged 
health education and legal issues. She also works as a SHINE Councilor. 
mentor to the office staff and continues to provide valuable services to all 
residents of the town. Carol Barrett should be commended for the endless 
hours she spends providing support and reassurance to the frail elders of our 
community. 

Luncheon Program 

The Congregate luncheon program is held at the Senior Center Keating 
Room on Tuesday and Thursday. The food is delivered hot from Daka and is 
supplied through South Shore Elder Services (SSES). Through this program, 
approximately 1425 luncheons were served at the center, and each Tuesday. 
after lunch everyone was treated to a special program arranged by Margaret 
Casey. A donation of $1.75 which is submitted to SSES monthly, is 
requested from participants to help defray the total cost of the meal, which is 
about $4.50. Everyone enjoys Nancy Barrett as the program manager along 
with her great helpers. 

SENIOR CENTER - 20234.... 20% Increase from FY '99 

Once again, the Senior Center is busting, and it appears that more and more 
seniors partake in our services and programs. We are also pleased that the 
new people moving into town are taking advantage of our services due in part 
to the local Real Estate Company which includes information about the CEA 
in their information packages. We are also pleased that more men are 
attending classes, education programs, the breakfast club, social events and. 
most of all, enrolling as volunteers. In the past they remained our most 
difficult to attract as participants, but once they come to a program or a 
luncheon, they become loyal members. Our new TRIAD Program which 

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meets on the fourth Wednesday of the month has seen a steady increase 
with great suggestions on how to improve safety to the community. We are 
extremely proud to be working with the Norfolk County Sheriffs Officer, Chris 
Bell, and now we have instituted an officer to carry on regular meetings. Our 
best man, Joe Buckley is the Chairman of the group. 

Increases in classes for FY99-2000 included the knitting group with Edna 
Finegan, ladies bowled on Tuesdays, Wednesday afternoon Bridge was very 
popular, thanks to Margaret Casey and friends. 

Coffee Cafe with Betty Brooke is once again a provided a great way to start 
your day on Friday mornings with hot coffee, homemade goodies and lots of 
chat. Anna's Gourmet Classes were again a treat with the group moving 
down the street to Saint Anthony's Parish Hall which gave them more room to 
cook but left us without the added treats on Wednesday s. They cooked, ate 
and traveled around the state visiting other popular stops that offered great 
gourmet delicacies. 

The Tax Assistance Program was utilized by many elders who turned to 
(AARP) volunteer, Roger Sullivan. It started in January and continued to 
April; twenty-eight people were very happy to receive information and 
assistance in filling out their Federal and State tax returns and for free. 

The out of town tours increased steadily again this past year. Elizabeth 
Cossette was the person responsible for working hours on end to ensure that 
the seniors had a well rounded day out and ail requests were met. This past 
year offered 87 different trips to 196 people and this amounts to 823 total 
times using our own van for day trips. These day trips remain popular as 
they are very affordable to seniors on fixed incomes. We have tried to offer 
interesting day excursions outside the town to places like the JFK Library, 
Newbury College, BSO Symphony Tea, Edaville Railroad, MFA Egypt exhibit, 
John Singer Sargent at the MFA, Cohasset Knoll Pancake Breakfast and the 
Taverna at Nativity-Assumption Greek Orthodox Church in Cohasset. 



The Intergenerational programs continue with third graders from the new 
Osgood School visiting four or five times a year to share their lunch time with 
our seniors. After lunch, they always have a great project planned to teach or 
share with the seniors. So much time is spent behind the scene with 
Margaret Casey, d the principal and the teaching staff of the Osgood School 
to insure everyone has a great time and leaves with wonderful memories of 
the day spent with their new friends. 

SHINE - (Serving Health Information Needs of Elders): 



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This past year (serving health information needs of elders), we were happy to 
have two SHINE workers, Eleanor Smith and Carol Ban-ett here at the CEA. 
Both Eleanor and Carol are available to answer questions on health care 
insurance, Medicaid, Medicare, Health Maintenance, Long Term Care 
Insurance and a host of other health benefit questions and related matters. 
Our goal continues to be the same - to make sure people are getting the best 
coverage for the dollar spent. Both Eleanor and Carol are just a call away. 
You can reach them by calling the Center. Elizabeth will have one or the 
other return your call. This is a free service and one that is readily available 
to you here at Cohasset Elder Affairs. Some people spend a small fortune for 
the same service you can receive that is free! 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: 

The success of the CEA is due in large part to the donation of time, services 
and products from a vast number of volunteer resources. These men and 
women help with a myriad of details and program, including board members 
acting as drivers, instructors, office helpers, meal service, cooks etc. They 
also are committee chairs, event planners, housing committee, transportation 
committee, writing newsletter articles, editing, overseeing the distribution of 
the monthly newsletter. The ninety-plus party and the Veteran's Day 
Breakfast were the true highlights of the past year, and these are just some of 
the extra work that board and staff members were committed to! 

Cohasset Elder Affairs has many different volunteer opportunities available to 
help elders. This past year we salute approximately 150 volunteers who 
provided over 14,500 hours of volunteer time. Some of the volunteer 
opportunities included: 

Clerical Office Help 

Daily Shopping Trips 

Escorts for the Vans 

Gourmet Cooking for Special Events 

Group Leaders 

High School Spelling Bee Team 

Luncheon Volunteers 

Mailers for the Monthly Vista 

Medical Drivers 

Newsletter Deliverers 

Party Host and Planners 

Program Coordinators 

Weekly Drivers for Out of Town Trips 

Weekly Speakers 
We are seeking new volunteers to add to our group list of things to do! 
Please ask your friends to become a CEA Volunteer. 



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Finally, I am honored to serve the senior citizens of Cohasset. We look 
forward to entering a new year/ century with programs and services that not 
only meet the need of our seniors directly, but also assist their families and 
loved ones in giving our seniors opportunities in which they may better enjoy 
extended life. I am confident that every year the number of seniors that use 
and enjoy the programs will grow. The Senior Center is open Monday - 
Friday from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM We are always open to new suggestions for 
improvement. 

As we look fonvard to the new office space thanks to Margaret Casey. I 
would like to thank every staff member at the CEA for the endless hours they 
have spent helping to champion the cause. Their patience and 
understanding during trying times made ail the difference, and I will be forever 
grateful for their understanding, support, and friendship. Special thanks also 
to the CEA Board for their commitment to the seniors of their community and 
for all their assistance in getting the word and the work out into the 
community. Words seem inadequate in trying to thank the incredible 
volunteers here at the CEA. As more and more people learn about the CEA, 
we move closer to our goal of enhancing the quality of life for every senior 
citizen in the town of Cohasset 

Respectfully submitted. 



Kathy R. Bryanton 
Director 



HISTORICAL COMMISSION 

During the last number of years, the land values in Cohasset have been 
advancing faster than the values of the structures upon them. Many of the 
older structures, in need of repairs have been torn down instead of 
rehabilitating them. Each year a number of houses have been torn down. 
This is a problem throughout the South Shore and probably nationwide. The 
problem is acute, which has caused communities to pass "Demolition Delay 
Permits" on older homes. There are a number of bright spots, such as the 
Georgian House on South Main Street and the Victorian dwelling on Summer 
Street. Both of these antique houses have been extensively renovated and 
the repairs have been faithfully done in keeping with the period of the home. 
It is a common site in Cohasset to see the large dumpsters in yards and to 
see the house by the next day replaced by an empty piece of land. 

Your historical Commission continues to work on its projects to try and keep 
the historic flavor of the Town intact. We are an observer of the CRC 
projects. Although we are not in accord with all of the plans, we do feel that 

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many ideas will help the Town to improve on its existing beauty. We meet the 
second Monday of the month in the Town Hall at seven thirty. We encourage 
visitors and input from fellow citizens. Our central purpose is the maintaining 
of the character of the Town and its historic integrity. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Noel A. Riley, Chairman 
Rebecca Bates McArthur 
David Wadsworth 
John Connell 
Hamilton Tewksbury 
Mark St. Onge 
Nelson Pratt 



PAUL PRATT MEMORIAL LiBRARY 

The Trustees of the Paul Pratt Memorial Library, Sheila Evans, June 
Hubbard, Roger Lowe, Agnes McCann, Sarah Pease, Barbara Power, Carol 
Riley, Patience Towie and Roger Whitley, together with Janet Husband, 
Library Director, and staff continued to direct their attention this year to 
maintenance of the existing building, programming and design of the new 
library at the old Joseph Osgood School, and improving technology 
resources. This year, emphasis was placed on obtaining funding for the new 
library from three sources: the Town, the State and private fund raising. 

All three aspects proceeded on schedule. First, in March of 2000, town 
meeting members enthusiastically voted to approve the project. Second. The 
Cohasset Library Building Fund was formed to launch a campaign to raise a 
minimum of $700,000 of which $420,000 has been collected to date. Third. 
Janet Husband as Project Director, together with a group of Trustees drafted 
the application for a Massachusetts Library Construction Grant in the 
estimated amount of $1 ,529,000. 

The Old Colony Library Network is once again our Internet provider with a 
new management program for its data bases and the summer of 2001 is 
anticipated to have OCLN software changes that will improve reporting and 
circulation capabilities. 

The Investment Advisory Committee, chaired by Barbara Power, again 
recommended a conservative investment policy and a "take-out" rate of 4% 
and the board adopted that policy. The library Trustees continue also to be 
grateful to their volunteer advisors and for gifts of cash and stock received 
this year. The return on this generosity helps maintain library services. 



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The Friends, chaired again this year by Linda Wakeman, continued to 
enhance every aspect of library services. In particular, book purchases, fund 
raising, volunteer service at the desk to help with our increased circulation, 
payment for the Museum passes that save towns people thousands of 
dollars, are worthy of note. Also exciting this year was the Friends research 
and commitment to replicate the Maclvor Reddie Murals for installation at the 
new library. 

Finally, the library Trustees look forward to completing the application for the 
library construction grant, receiving notification from the Massachusetts 
Board of Library Commissioners regarding the same and completing private 
fundraising via a townwide mailing. Most exciting will be planning new 
program and collection policies for the new library. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Patience G. Towie, Chair 



RECREATION COMMISSION 



It gives us great pleasure to report to residents, the activities of their 
Recreation Commission for the year 2000. 

During the year, approximately 5,000 individuals of all ages participated in a 
variety of structured programs, activities and events. While budget 
restrictions persist, our latitude of use of the Revolving Account Fund for 
100% Seif-Supporting Programs are continuing under this financial 
mechanism causing no impact upon taxpayers. In fact, via the Recreation 
Commission's policy to charge an Administrative Service Fee charge to all 
R.A.F. sponsored programs, taxpayers are reimbursed for the cost of the 
recreation budget. That is, revenues produced via Administrative Service 
Fee's, coupled with budget sponsored program fees, service fees and 
charges reimburses taxpayers for the budget of their Recreation Commission. 
Only revenue on deposit In the General Fund can be considered 
recapitalization revenue. 

During FIscalYear 2000, ending June 30, 2000, the Recreation Commission 
produced for the General Fund $51 ,420.75. $3,000.00 was produced for use 
by the Commission via grants and matching grant funds. Concurrently, 
$41,107.15 was transacted via Revolving Account Funds for 100% 
Self-Supporting via fees charged participants for a variety of services. 

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Approximately another $215,000.00 was transacted via other and direct 
Self-Supporting Financial systems during F.Y. 2000, manifesting a collective 
$310,527.79 of recreational services to residents. These figures do not 
include the thousands of man-hours that are annually donated by hundreds of 
residents, in support of a variety of program operations. 

Municipal recreation is for the benefit of all residents and we continue to 
direct our efforts towards assurance of equal access and opportunity to the 
entire community. To this end, a specific and calculated portion of revenue 
was not collected this year from residents who were temporarily unable to 
pay full fee charges for services. In many instances time was volunteered in 
lieu of full fee payments, benefiting the department and participants of 
programs. 

Programming represents only one of the responsibilities, duties, and 
functions as prescribed and conferred upon the Recreation Commission by 
both Massachusetts General Laws and By-Laws of the Town. Continuing 
efforts are focused upon upgrading and renovating existing outdoor 
recreational facilities under jurisdiction of the Commission. 

It has been and continues to be, a blending of private and public resources 
and funding, that most facilities have been upgraded and/or renovated. 
Numerous Town departments and officials have continued to support our 
effort in this area for which we remain enormously grateful. 

The seven member, elected board of the Recreation Commissioner's, 
volunteer their services to the town and department meeting regularly in order 
to discuss a wide-spectrum of topics relative to the leisure needs and pursuits 
of all residents. Further, the Commissioner's establish policy, and provide 
departmental direction, support, and assistance. Each meeting is publicly 
posted at least one week prior to date and residents are cordially invited to 
attend and participate In any meeting. Essential to our proper function, and 
absolutely vital towards success, is the ability to remain responsive to the 
dynamic community needs. We consider your input and feedback our most 
important source of guidance. 

Degree of community interest and support for recreational and leisure-time 
services can directly be measured by two essential factors. First and most 
logically, Interest is measured by the level of participation by residents in 
various services. Secondly and perhaps as important, interest and support is 
readily recognizable by the extraordinary numbers of volunteers who donate 
their time, effort and expertise in conduct with a number of our programs. 
events and activities. 



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The Recreation Commission wishes to acknowledge gratitude to the many 
Individuals, civic and business organizations, school and sport's groups, 
Town Board, committees and departments who have lent their support and 
assistance in our efforts to best serve the recreational and leisure needs of 
residents of ail ages. While too numerous to mention each name, none are 
forgotten and all are sincerely appreciated and thanked. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Richard P. Barrow, Chairman 
Mary K. Muncey, Vice-Chairman 
Anthony J. Carbone, Secretary 
Lillian M. Curley 
David R. Marks 
Wallace B. St. John 
Thomas W. Wigmore 
John M. Worley, Director 



YOUTH RESOURCES COMMITTEE 



It is with distinct pleasure that the Youth Resources Committee submits their 
Annual Report to residents of Cohasset. During 2000 our primary focus was 
transforming the town's old highway garage into a Teen Center for Cohasset 
youth. 

To this end we have dedicated much time and effort raising funds for this 
work. Upon taking control of the building during early 1999, we found that the 
existing utilities, wiring and plumbing, had to be stripped and completely 
redone. While the Garage project presented numerous challenges to 
overcome, we were able to persevere via the enormous generosities of many 
residents organizations and businesses. 

The Garage opened January 8, 2000, and is now available to the youth of 
Cohasset as a teen center. We expect that the on-going cost of operation will 
be satisfied via revenues produced from various activities and events held at 
the Garage, and rental of the facility for birthday parties. 



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The youth of Cohasset and members of the Youth Resources Committee 
wish to extend their most sincere gratitude to the numerous residents, 
business organizations, Town Boards, officials and departments who have 
generously donated money, time, effort, materials and supplies towards our 
project. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Jack Worley, Chairman 
Elizabeth Bates 
Jody Butman 
Tony Carbone 
Steve Etkind 
Ricky Grassie 
Mike McMillen 
Matt O'Grodnik 



EDUCATION 

ANNUAL REPORT TO THE TOWN 
SCHOOL COMMITTEE AND SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS 



It is with pride that we submit the Fiscal Year 2000 Annual Report for the 
Cohasset Public Schools. 

Cohasset Public Schools 
Mission 

To encourage and expect maximum achievement 
through a supportive learning community which 
strives to develop ethical and responsible citizens 
who love to learn. 

The renovations projects for the Deer Hill School and the Middle-High School 
are continuing on their way to construction which is anticipated to begin in 
early March 2001 . All the necessary plans and specifications were submitted 
to the Department of Education by the deadline of June first. The School 
Building Committee has been reviewing the final plans and specifications with 
Strekalovsky & Hoit, Inc., the firm hired by the School Department to 



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complete all the plans. Input has been given by teachers, students, 
community representatives and other staff. 

The advertisements have now been submitted to the Central Register to 
solicit bids from contractors for both projects. Bids should be out in February, 
and final bid submissions will be received by the School Department on 
March first. The plan is for construction to begin March 2001 at both the Deer 
Hill School and the Middle-High School. The length of time for the renovations 
to be complete will be approximately three years from start to finish. The 
administration is making detailed plans for the "phasing" of the construction. 
Staff will be kept informed as to changes in their building as the work 
progresses. Efforts will be made to keep noise, dust, etc. under control in 
order to maintain the education process. 

MCAS test results again this year were excellent for our schools. The tenth 
grade scores made us proud by placing #1 in English and #3 for combined 
scores in Math, English and Science in the State. Our outstanding MCAS 
scores prove how successful our efforts have been with the excellent support 
of our teaching staff, administration, and community. Our goal is to continue 
with small class sizes which has proven to result in educational excellence for 
our students. 

The Middle-High School is beginning its two-year accreditation process this 
year, and has developed a Mission Statement which was approved by the 
School Committee at its November 16, 2000 meeting. The Mission Statement 
is as follows: 

As we enter the twenty-first century, the Mission of the Cohasset Middle-High 
School is to provide educational experiences that prepare students 
academically, morally, emotionally, and physically. Our mission is to help 
students develop an ability to think critically and creatively while investigating 
the past, examining the present, and preparing for the challenging future. 
Students are given the opportunity to form personal goals and to view 
learning as a lifelong process. Our small size enables students, faculty, 
parents, and community members to become partners in creating a nurturing 
environment in which students can achieve a strong sense of self and can 
involve themselves in diverse learning experiences. 



2000-2001 School Goals 

The School Committee has established goals which represent ongoing 
initiatives in the Cohasset Public Schools which will provide direction for 
continuous improvement over a period of several years. Goals will be 
adopted on an annual basis as needed. 



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Goal Areas Include: 

1 . Strategic Planning 

2. School Committee Operations 

3. Curriculum 

4. Technology 

5. School Facilities 

6. Community Awareness 

7. Accreditation 

8. Educational Leadership and Management 

Details are available through the Superintendent's Office. 



SCHOOL PROFILE 

Cohasset is a residential community of about 8300 population situated on the 
coast 20 miles south of Boston. Most of the residents are engaged in 
professional and business occupations in the city of Boston. The town is one 
of a high socioeconomic status. 

SCHOOL ENROLLMENT 

Grade 9 - 87; Grade 10-85; Grade 11 - 80; Grade 12-72; Total - 324 

GRADE DISTRIBUTION 

Based on grades in academic courses only. 

1999-2000 A B C D F 

26% 44% 21% 6% 3% 

Average grade Index for all students In the Junior Year was 3.1 on a 4-point 
scale. {A=4; B=3; C=2; D=1) Students are ranked by the 
recommendations of the N.A.S.S.P. and A.A.C.R.A.O. 

PLEASE NOTE: Achievement standards and academic expectations are 
unusually high in this very traditional college preparatory high school. 
Students report an average of 2-3 hours of homework daily. In the past 10 
years the average of all students pursuing advanced education was 91%. 

ACCREDITATION 

New England Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools latest 
accreditation - 1992 



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ADVANCED EDUCATION (Class of 2000) 

4 Yr. Colleges 2 Yr. Colleges 

Public Private Public Private Work Prep School Service 

44% 43% 3% 0% 7% 3% 0% 

93% to further education 

STUDENT-TEACHER RATIO: 9-1 (Includes All Professional Staff) 

65% of all classes have 20 or fewer students currently enrolled. 

Each subject area is grouped homogeneously independently of other 
subjects. Each academic discipline has honors (Level 1) grouping. We have 
been a participant In the Advanced Placement Program for the past 38 years. 
Advanced Placement courses are offered in art, calculus, English, biology, 
computer science, European History, U.S. History, French and Spanish. 
Language courses employ the use of a language laboratory. 

COLLEGE ENTRANCE EXAMINATION 
(CLASS OF 2000) 

The mean scores below reflect the test performance of Cohasset High School 
Seniors. These scores are taken from the College Board 2000 ATP Summary 
Report. 

SAT I Mean Scores 
Verbal = 560 
Math = 556 

N.B. The Scholastic Aptitude Test was taken by 100% of the graduating 
class. 

SAT II Mean Scores (5 or more test takers) 

Biology 667 

Writing 646 

Math Level IC 586 

Literature 630 

Math Level lie 633 



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ADVANCED PLACEMENT GRADE DISTRIBUTION 
BY EXAM AND MEAN SCORES (5 or more test takers) 



EXAM 



MEAN 
SCORE 



Mean 



Biology 12 
Calculus 2 


2 

2 


6 

1 


3 


4.30 
3.38 


Eng. Lit. 5 
Eng. Lang. 13 
Spanish Lang. 1 
Eur. History 6 


8 
8 

4 

7 


4 

6 

8 

4 


1 
1 


4.06 
4.26 
3.36 
4.0 



Combined mean score for ail A.P. Exams taken by Cohasset 

High School Juniors and Seniors in 2000 - 3.98 

Ninety-Five (95%) of all exams taken received a score of three or better 

GENERAL INFORMATION 

In September, 1997 Cohasset High School changed from an 8> period 42 
minute scheduling model to a 5 period 90 minute block format. This plan was 
instituted to better meet the mandates of time and learning under 
Massachusetts State Education Reform. As part of the restructuring, all study 
halls have been eliminated. Classes also rotate through the schedule and 
one period is dropped daily. With the block schedule, the length of courses 
varies from one quarter, to one semester, to three quarters All students are 
required to take 3 quarters of English each year. Advanced Placement 
courses are a full year as well. The majority of the remaining academic 
classes are one semester In length. 

COURSE LEGEND WEIGHTED COURSES 1998-2001 

English 

English 9-12 

AP English Composition 

Ap English Literature 

Theater Arts 

Mathematics 

Algebra I 

Geometry 

Algebra II 

Functions 

Pre-Calculus 

AP Calculus 

AP Computer Science 



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Math SAT 

Tech & Applied Math 

World Language 

French 1-4 

AP French 

Latin 1-4 

AP Latin 

Spanish 1-4 

AP Spanish 

Science & Technology 

Investigating Matter 

Investigating Energy 

Biology 

Chemistry 

Advanced Topics in Chemistry 

Anatomy & Physiology 

Environmental Science 

Marine Biology 

Advanced Topics in Physics 

AP Biology 

Physics 

Ecology 

Social Studies 

World History 9-10 

U.S. History 

AP European History 

AP U.S. History 

Cohasset Maritime History 

Sociology 

Economics 

Psychology 

International Relations 

Current Domestic Issues 

Street Law 

Fine Arts 

Art Major 

Studio Art 

Apart 

Photography Major 

CLASS RANK AND GRADE POINT AVERAGE INFORMATION 

Computer calculates class Rank and Grade Point Average at the end of 
every year from Grade 9 through Grade 12. This information is readily 
available and students are advised to check their rank in class periodically in 
order to Improve upon past performance and to assess their potential college 

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admission. Class Rank and Grade Point Average are computed according to 
course and section difficulty. The four (4) levels of difficulty are: 

Advanced Placement courses 

Level one representing honors courses 

Level two representing a rigorous college preparatory program 

Level three representing courses that are college preparatory 

Non-academic electlves have no weight and therefore have no bearing on 
Class Rank or Grade Point Average. 

WEIGHTING SCALE 



Curriculum 


Advanced 








Levels 


Placement 


1 


2 


3 


A 


5.00 


4.33 


4.00 


3.67 


A- 


4.67 


4.00 


3.67 


3.33 


B+ 


4.33 


3.67 


3.33 


3.00 


B 


4.00 


3.33 


3.00 


2.67 


B- 


3.67 


3.00 


2.67 


2.33 


C+ 


3.33 


2.67 


2.33 


2.00 


C 


3.00 


2.33 


2.00 


1.67 


C- 


2.67 


2.00 


1.67 


1.33 


D+ 


2.33 


1.67 


1.33 


1.00 


D 


2.00 


1.33 


1.00 


.67 


D- 


1.67 


1.00 


.67 


.33 



Example: A grade of B in an Advanced Placement course would receive a 
weight of 4.00 while a grade of B in a Level 2 academic subject would receive 
a weight of 3.00. In other words, there is a difference of a full grade between 
an Advanced Placement grade and a grade in the Level 2 Program. 

GRADING SYSTEM 



A = 


94-100 


A- = 


90-93 


B+ = 


87-89 


B = 


84-86 


B- = 


80-83 


C+ = 


77-79 



C = 


74-76 


C- = 


70-73 


D+ = 


67-69 


D = 


64-66 


D- = 


60-63 


F = 


Below 60 



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SCHOOLS, COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES ACCEPTING COHASSETHIGH SCHOOL 

SENIORS, CLASS OF 2000 



American International College 

Art Institute of Chicago 

Assumption College 

American University 

Babson College 

Becker College 

Bennington College 

Bentley College 

Boston College 

Boston University 

Bowdoin College 

Bridgewater State College 

Bryant College 

Bryn Mawr College 

Bucknell University 

Carnegie Mellon University 

Catholic University 

Clark University 

Colby College 

College of William & Mary 

Colorado College 

Connecticut College 

Cornell University 

Cun7 College 

Dean College 

Eastern Nazarene college 

Emerson College 

Endicott College 

Fairfield University 

Fisher College 

five Town College 

Gustavus Adolphus College 

Hamilton College 

Harvard University 

Hobart College 

Indiana University 

Ithaca College 

Johnson & Wales University 

Keene State College 

Lafayette College 

Lehigh University 

Loyola College 

Maryland Institute of Art 

McGill University 

Middlebury College 

Mount Holyoke College 

Mount Ida College 

New England College 

New Hampshire College 

Nichols College 



Northeastern University 

Norwich University 

Providence College 

Quinnipiac College 

Regis College 

Regis University 

R.P.I. 

Rhode Island College of Design 

Roanoke College 

Roger Williams University 

Rosemont College 

Sacred Heart University 

Salem State College 

Salve Regina University 

Simmons University 

Smith College 

SL Anselm College 

St. Joseph's College 

St. Lawrence University 

St. Michael's College 

Stonehill College 

Suffolk University 

Swarthmore College 

Syracuse University 

Texas A&M University 

Trinity College 

Tufts University 

Tulane University 

Union College 

University of Colorado/Boulder 

University of Connecticut 

University of Denver 

University of Hartford 

University of Maryland 

University of Massachusetts/Amherst 

University of Massachusetts/Dartmouth 

University of Miami at Ohio 

University of Michigan 

University of New Haven 

University of North Carolina/Chapel Hill 

University of New Hampshire 

University of Rhode Island 

University of Richmond 

University of Rochester 

University of South Carolina/Comumbia 

University of Texas/Austin 

University of Vermont 

Villanova University 

Westfield State College 



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SOUTH SHORE REGIONAL VOCATIONAL TECHNICAL HIGH 

SCHOOL 
COHASSET REPORT 

Never a More Important Time for Relevant Career Skills 
Development and Life-long Learning 

Public Education in Massachusetts and throughout the nation is certainly in a 
state of transition and close examination. Higher standards, broad based 
learning and accountability are among the targets for improvement. At South 
Shore Vocational Technical High School, much of the same is taking place. 
While our primary mission remains career sl^ills preparedness, what goes into 
achieving this objective and how we get there Is experiencing quite a 
metamorphosis. 

While South Shore has long championed the integration and relevant 
interaction of the academic and technical instruction provided, never has the 
importance been more real. Whether driven by MCAS testing outcomes, or 
the very real needs of the workplace and society, an emphasis is being 
placed, at all fronts, on the need for accountability and results. Competition is 
fierce, and students can and should be beneficiaries, not victims. We have 
stressed the critical importance of partnership involving school, students and 
parents at home. Add to that our working relationship with business and 
industry, as well as post-secondary institutions, and a winning formula exists. 

Presently, 5 of the total enrollment of 515 are from Cohasset. June of 2000 
celebrated the graduation of the following student from the town: Matthew 
Kennedy. 

An interesting graduate component activity is finding incredible interest, as a 
relatively newly formed South Shore Vo-Tech Alumni Association celebrated 
an "All Class" (1965-1995) Alumni Reunion at Rockland's Sons of Italy over 
Thanksgiving weekend. Hundreds of graduates and friends shared success 
stories and networked for the future, both at work and at play. A growing 
legion of graduates serving as owners, managers and business operatives 
are serving as a growing resource for placement and cooperative work 
experience for current students. Alumni, too. are participating in the 
movement toward constant upgrading of technical skills through both 
post-secondary and workplace sponsored venues and opportunities. 

Returning to some of the current in-school initiatives at Vo-Tech. we would be 
remiss not to bring to the communities' attention some of what is currently 
going on at South Shore. These initiatives include: 

Expanded parental involvement through the efforts of the Parents 
Association, freshmen parent's orientation nights and periodic newsletters. 

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An active School Council with Input that has already made a difference in 
support of facilities upgrades, instructional support and administrative 
collaboration. 

Project 550 - a whole school staff initiative examining all areas of the South 
Shore Vo-Tech community. 

Academic support for students in need through after-school, summer and 
Saturday programming. 

Continued Curriculum revision, married not only to the Curriculum 
Frameworks, but to Industry Standards. 

A focus on providing students with co-curricular and extra curricular activities 
that are "just like the high schools." They deserve it. Our award winning 
Drama Club productions, twice defending champion Basketball team and 
state and national participation in technical skills competitions are just 
examples. 

Scheduling modifications to accommodate increased instructional time, 
particularly in Math and Science. 

Participation in "High Schools that Work," a state supported and nationally 
recognized program targeting school-by-school reform, particularly in 
vocational-technical education. 

South Shore is the oldest of the twenty-six regional vocational technical 
schools across the Commonwealth. We are systematically attempting to 
address facility issues as they arise, to provide the best possible learning 
environment, equipped with state-of-the-art tools and equipment. While 
accomplishing this is expensive, we strive to maintain a high level of 
efficiency and accountability to you our member town community. We 
welcome the opportunity to partner with our towns through community service 
projects, our work with senior citizen groups, the expansion of our Evening 
School, off campus construction and civic organizational cooperation. 
Working together, we can make it work. We are thankful for the support of the 
town of Cohasset and pledge to continue working to earn it. 

Respectfully submitted. 

South Shore Regional School Committee 



David M. Kneeland 
Cohasset Representative 



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REPORT OF THE TOWN COUNSEL 



This year was a very active and successful year for the Law 
Department: 

1. Advice & Legal Documents. Numerous advisory opinions were 
rendered throughout the year to various Town officials and Boards relating to 
a wide variety of issues and subjects. Frequent and ongoing attention was 
given to reviewing and/or drafting Bylaws, numerous contract documents and 
agreements, easements, procurement documents, public road documents, 
Warrants for Town meetings (both special and annual town meetings), 
compliance with State Ethics Act, vanous Town rules and regulations, and 
other legal documents. 

2. Administrative Agency Proceedings. The Town was defended in an 
number of administrative agency proceedings pending in state agencies, 
Including issues before the Appellate Tax Board, Department of 
Environmental Protection, the Superintendent of Public Records, and 
Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission. 

3. Projects. We assisted in the disposition of the Arrowwood 
Development, Straits Pond Wastewater Collection System, Heather Drive 
drainage issues, various private road issues, North Cohasset Sewer project 
(including easement/real estate Issues, betterments and various other 
documents). Central Cohasset Sewer Project, licensing issues, assistance on 
questions relating to the MBTA Greenbush line, Cohasset Heights Landfill 
issues and the new water tower. 

4. Litigation. As of December 31, 1999, the number of claims and 
lawsuits in which the Town is a party total 33 as follows: 

- 1 Matters Involving the Board of Selectmen: 

Commonwealth of Massachusetts v. Town of Cohasset, 
Suffolk Sup Ct, No. 38652 

- 1 Matter involving the Water Commission 

Westwood Properties Limited Partnership, Westwood 
Properties, Inc., General Partner v. Town of Cohasset. 
NorfolkSupCt. No. 00-013. 



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- 1 Matter involving the Sewer Commission 

Kevin Butler v. Town of Cohasset, Norfolk Sup Ct, No. 
00-01579 

- 4 Matters involving the Conservation Commission 

Cohasset Heights, Ltd. v. Cohasset Conservation 
Commission, Norfolk Sup Ct, C.A. 96-1886. 

Cohasset Heights, Ltd. v. Cohasset Conservation 
Commission, (Massachusetts Department of Environmental 
Protection ("DEP"), File No. 13-399. 

Cohasset Heights Ltd. v. Cohasset Conservation 
Commission, Norfolk Sup Ct C. A. No. 97-0747 

Murphy v. Cohasset Conservation Commission, Norfolk Sup. 
Ct., C.A. 99-0867 



- 1 Litigation involving the Board of Assessors: 

Cohasset Harbor Associates, L.P. v. Cohasset Board of 
Assessors, Appeal Court Docket No. 99-P-1476 



12 Matters involving the Zoning Board of Appeals: 

Emanuello v. Board of Appeals, Norfolk Sup. Ct., C.a. 99-905 

Cohasset Harbor Marina v. Board of Appeals and Kulkuskie, 
Land Court 259744 

Chief Justice Cushing Highway Corporation v. Board of 
Appeals, Massachusetts Land Ct, No. 243862 

Cohasset Heights Ltd. v. Board of Appeals, Mass Land Ct No 
247321 

Lualdl V. Board of Appeals, Norfolk Sup Ct, C. A. 98-1017 

Cohasset Harbor Marina v. Board of Appeals and Hurley, 
Land Ct. No. 259078 



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Emily Brown v. Board of Appeals and Odelheide, Norfolk Sup 
Ct.CA No. 00-119 

Trustees of Gulph River Realty Trust v. Board of Appeals. 
Norfolk Sup Ct, CA No. 00-859 

Planning Board v. Trustees of Gulph River Realty Trust and 
Board of Appeals, Norfolk Sup Ct. CA. No. 00-858 

Aaron R. Hassan v. Board of Appeals. Land Court No. 
2668966 

Ellen M. Morrissey v. Board of Appeals, Land Court No. 
263788 

Cohasset Cove LLC v. Board of Appeals, Norfolk Sup Ct. 
CA No. 00-803 



- 1 Matter involving the Planning Board: 

Brewer v. Planning Board. Norfolk Sup. Ct.. CA. 98-1920 



Matter involving the School Comnnittee 

Goff V. Town of Cohaset, Norfolk Sup. Ct., CA. 99-1174 
(insurance counsel) 



Matter involving the Department of Public Works 

Claiborne v. Town of Cohasset, Norfolk Sup. Ct. CA. 
99-01 105 (insurance counsel) 



- 2 Matters involving the Harbormaster 

Cohasset Harbor Marina v. Harbormaster and Town of 
Cohasset, Norfolk Sup. Ct.. CA. 99-1575 

Cohasset Harbor Marina, Inc. v. Town of Cohasset and 
Cohasset Harbormaster, Mass. Land Court No. 250344 



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- 6 Claims pending: 

Stilphen v. Town of Cohasset (Sewer Commission) 
Stover V. Town of Cohasset (Public Schools) 
Staszko V. Town of Cohasset (Police Department) 
Metropolitan Property & Casualty Ins. Co. v. Town of 
Cohasset (Public Schools) 

Respectfully submitted, 



Paul R. DeRensis 
TOWN COUNSEL 



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INDEX 

In Memoriam 3 

Elected Officials 4 

Appointed Officers 6 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT 

Archivist 16 

Registrars, Board of 17 

Selectmen, Board of 18 

Town Clerk's Report 21 

Index, Annual Town Meeting, March 25, 2000 22 

Annual Town Meeting, March 25, 2000 23 

Annual Town Election, April 8, 2000 75 

Index, Special Town Meeting, October 23, 2000 78 

Special Town Meeting, October 23, 2000 79 

Special Town Meeting, November 13, 2000 97 

Presidential Primary, March 7, 2000 100 

State Primary, September 19, 2000 105 

State Election, November 7, 2000 109 

Vital Statistics 115 

Election Officers, 2000 122 

Prospective Juror List 1 22 

Town Counsel 223 

FINANCIAL REPORTS 

Accountant 123 

Assessors, Board of 165 

Collector 167 

Treasurer 169 

LAND USE CONTROL 

Building Department 171 

Greenbush Mitigation Committee 1 72 

Health, Board of 173 

Social Service League 175 

Metropolitan Area Planning Council 176 

Planning Board 1 78 

Plymouth County Mosquito Control 180 

Recycling Committee 1 82 

South Shore Recycling Co-operative 183 



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PUBLIC SAFETY 

Emergency Management 187 

Fire Department 187 

Police Department 189 

PUBLIC WORKS 

Cemetery Study Committee 191 

Public Works, Department of 191 

Government Island Advisory Committee 192 

Sewer Commission 193 

Water Commission 195 

HUMAN SERVICES 

Cohasset Housing Authority 201 

Council on Elder Affairs 202 

Historical Commission 208 

Paul Pratt Memorial Library 209 

Recreation Commission : 210 

Youth Resources Committee 212 

EDUCATION 

School Committee and Superintendent of Schools 213 

South Shore Regional Vo-Tech High School 221 



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